|Acoustics of baroque, classical and modern flutes|
G#5 and Ab5
Acoustic and Fingering Schematic
to acoustic impedance
This is a cross fingering, but not so severe as that used for G#4: one hole is closed below one open. Both first and second minima are flattened below their values in the A4/5 fingering: the second (used to play G#5) by a semitone, and the first less so. For more detail on cross fingering see that section in the introduction to flute acoustics, or download a brief scientific report on cross fingerings.
Sound spectrum of a baroque flute played using fingering for G#5.
You can hear G#5 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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