|Acoustics of baroque, classical and modern flutes|
Acoustic and Fingering Schematic
to acoustic impedance
This fingering is a weakly cross fingered version of the A4 fingering: it resembles a little that for E6 and F6. This cross fingering brings the fifth minimum of A4 down to (near) the pitch of the F#6. (We are well beyond the harmonic regime in the impedance curve.) Compared with that for F6, this minimum is deep and the note is clear and readily played.
Sound spectrum of a baroque flute played using fingering for F#6.
You can hear F#6 played by Matthew Ridley.
|Acoustic measurements are available for these flutes -
modern B, modern C, classical C, classical D, classical flared, baroque
Sound clips are available for modern B, classical flared and baroque
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