After far too much thinking, I have added a revised fingering chart for my 10 hole Chromatic system instruments to the site. It may be a bit confusing but it's the best I could come up with, any suggestions for future editions of it are welcome. You will see this "For a 10 hole fingering chart, see this link; http://www.skiphealy.com/chart/" in all sections pertaining to 10 hole instruments. I hope it helps!!
Fingering chart for the Healy Flute Companies 10-hole chromatic system for Fifes, Flutes and Piccolos:
I know this chart will be a bit confusing but if you take your time you can understand it. This is the best system that we could come up with for ease of learning. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions!
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Featuring the same construction and quality of the rib-mounted keyed wooden flute, our Open-C model replaces the long C natural key with an open tone hole covered by the left thumb. Popular with Boehm flute players switching to simple-system instruments, the Open-C model provides a perfect C natural while providing a natural, keyless option to the long C key.
An old favorite in the Healy Flute family has undergone a great update! Our new, threaded "pedestal post" design lets us set the posts into the flute body with greater strength and stability. This design also lowers the key height in relation to the flute body for easier access to the touch pieces. This increases the easy-of-use and responsiveness of the key mechanisms on your Healy flute. Upgrade your keyless flute to a fully chromatic keyed flute and get all those pesky half steps with ease!
About 10 days for standard-model keyless flutes. Customized instruments will require additional time depending on the level of customization. Payment due in full when your order is placed. We now accept PayPal, personal checks, money orders and direct deposit where available. Email Skip with questions.
How would you like to get a wooden flute that offers a fully chromatic range but with no cross-fingering, half-holing, or keys? You get just that with our keyless chromatic 10-hole flute. Though it takes some time get used to dedicating each finger to a tone hole, many of our clients have taken the challenge and absolutely love this instrument.
Our three-piece, open-C keyless flute utilizes the exact same design and construction at the standard unkeyed flute, but with one major difference. We've replaced the cross-fingering of C naturals with an open C tone hole operated by the left thumb. This allows you to produce a perfect C natural without cross-fingering and without a long C key.
The Healy keyless open-C flute body is shown above two keyed flutes. Click the image to get a clear view of the open-C thumb hole.
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