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    Default C melody fingering chart

    I recently received the C melody sax I played as a teenager (50+ yrs ago). The fingering chart in the elementary book does not match the keys on the 1915 instrument I have. Is there a source for a C melody fingering chart?

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    Default Re: C melody fingering chart

    Unless I've gone off my rocker the fingerings are the same for all sop-bari saxophones.
    If you have a book that was printed after the addition of the high F key, you may be seeing an additional circle for the left hand.
    All you have to do is read the chart and ignore that little 'extra'.
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    Default Re: C melody fingering chart

    Not only is there a key missing from the horn (according to the fingering chart), there's also probably another key on the horn that isn't shown on the fingering chart (the G# trill key) between the F and E keys. Just ignore that key on the instrument. Finally, it's unlikely modern fingering charts show a forked Eb either, but you won't find that one anyway unless you start getting real good with the altissimo register.

    This is a result of it probably being an 80+ year-old horn, not the fact it's a C-Melody.

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