Posts tagged “Fingering Diagram Builder”

January 30, 2016

Creating fingering charts with diagrams from the Fingering Diagram Builder

Here are a few examples of how to create fingering charts with diagrams from the Fingering Diagram Builder, using music notation software, using a word processor, and using a text editor to create HTML code (such as for a website).

June 19, 2015

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.7

I have released version 0.7 of the Fingering Diagram Builder. Mostly it supports some new instruments. Let me know if you run into bugs or have suggestions or feature requests. Here’s what’s new: I fixed a bug that was preventing saving custom presets. Not sure if anybody noticed. Viennese oboe diagrams. German clarinet diagrams, in ...

February 25, 2015

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.6

I have just released version 0.6 of the Fingering Diagram Builder. It’s almost a maintenance release, that mostly just attempts to fix a few problems and add a little polish. Your suggestions and bug reports are, as always, welcome (as are your donations, social media pings, links, etc.). Go play around with it or read ...

October 20, 2013

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.51: flute half-holes

Okay, nerds. I got email from a composer acquaintance who pointed out, correctly but also politely, that the Fingering Diagram Builder was lacking a bit in the area of flute half-holing. Here is a minor release to fix that problem. Now you can do some different half-holes on an open-holed flute’s rings. Here is the ...

May 15, 2013

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.5

I am pleased to announce the release of the Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.5. The updates are mostly tech-nerdy stuff and won’t affect how you use it. Read on to find out what’s new, or just check it out yourself. It has been a bit over a year since the last “major” release, which I ...

May 14, 2012

Three Fingering Diagram Builder tutorials

Back in the olden days (2002), I wrote a paper for a college class on Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s simultaneous playing of clarinet and saxophone on “Creole Love Call” from the 1967 album The Inflated Tear. (When I started up this blog, the paper retroactively became a blog post.) In my paper, I included two fingering ...

April 30, 2012

Fingering Diagram Builder, version 0.4

Hello, friends. I’m excited to share the latest round of improvements to the Fingering Diagram Builder. Thanks to all for your suggestions and bug reports, for your donations (every little bit helps), and for sharing with me some of the cool things you are making with the fingering diagrams. A few names that need mentioning ...

September 10, 2011

Fingering diagram builder, version 0.3

I’m pleased to announce some updates and improvements to the Fingering diagram builder. Thanks to all who have used it, and especially to all who have reported bugs, made suggestions, Tweeted or blogged about it, or offered compliments. And a very special thanks indeed to those who have used the “Send me reed money” link ...

February 10, 2011

How to make a bad fingering chart

The fingering diagrams I’ve provided in the Fingering diagram builder came into existence gradually over the last several years.¬†As part of the process of developing them, I’ve looked at a great many fingering charts. I’d like to share a few of the most horrifying examples, and tell you why I’ve tried to make mine the ...

February 5, 2011

Fingering diagram builder, version 0.2

Two months ago I introduced the Fingering diagram builder, something that I hoped people would find useful for quickly and easily creating fingering diagrams for woodwind instruments. Since then, something over 1,000 fingering diagrams have been downloaded, which I think is a nice start. Many of those have been saxophone fingerings, and I attribute this ...