Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Best Flute Trill Charts - free online

Dear Flutists,

Here are all the online flute trill charts that I've found, in order of preference.

Free Online Flute Trill Charts

1. A free "how to get fast fingers" pdf by Jen, that includes an enlarged version of the Mark Thomas one page trill chart on page 17 of the free pdf.(800 kb).

Note: The Mark Thomas trill chart is from the same fingering chart I was given back in the 1970s, but it is still the best all in one fingering and trill chart for students. Acurate, easy to read.

2. The Woodwind Fingering Guide
This is a user-compiled, online alternate fingering guide for all kinds of flutes.

For C-flute, flute trill charts by octave

3. Extract of Delaney Flute Teaching Guide; Just the fingering and trill pages

Note: The entire Delaney Teaching Guide is an interesting read, but you may only want his trill chart, above. If you want the whole book, use the link below instead. and edit it, as out-of-date info. is given from the 1950s!

Delaney Flute Teacher's Guide with Trill chart at end of book.

4. Armstrong colour one-page trill chart

I don't use the above chart, as colour printing can use up student's ink; but it has pizzazz, that's for sure.

5. Best black and white trill chart for printing: Mark Thomas:


More on trills:

Best book for flute trill fingerings: Nestor Herszbaum

All students will want to own this fingering book. Trill charts super easy to read, and many many alternates, all fully tested.

Trill learning/reading:

How to read and play flute trills - pdf printable learning pages from this blog.

Bookmarkable page of all flute-piccolo best fingering charts.

As you can see, I too am seeking the world's best trill charts for flute.
Do drop me a line in the comments if you have any others that are even better.
Best, Jen
Comments (3)
Anonymous Moana Kutsche said...

The second resource listed is my favorite. It includes trills, tremolos and alternate fingerings, all well organized. It came in handy for our community band concert just last week. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:35:00 PM

Anonymous Eryn said...

Can you recommend a great flute repair person in the Vancouver area?

Thursday, July 06, 2017 4:52:00 PM

Blogger jen said...

Dear Eryn,

Diane at Backun Musical Services. Excellent.

Best, Jen

Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:06:00 PM


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