Piccolo Fingering Tips

Fingering Tips

Tip 1: C# Fingering
C# Fingering

Lowers the sharp C#2 and raises the low C#3.
“Should be practiced and used as a primary, not alternate, fingering for piccolo.”
Jan Gippo, solo piccoloist, St. Louis Symphony


Tip 2: F#3 Fingering
C# Fingering

Little finger of right hand is off.


Tip 3: G-A for piccolos with a split-E
C# Fingering

“This trill needs a kick to get it started. Begin the trill by fingering G3, then lift first finger left hand and trill as shown.”
Morgan Williams


Tip 4: G-A trill for piccolos without a split-E
C# Fingering

For piccolos without a split-E mechanism, kick off with the G3 fingering.


 

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