Baroque Trumpet Fingering Chart: 4-hole system

Baroque Trumpet Fingering Chart: 3-Hole System

The 3-hole system baroque trumpet fingering chart is now here!  Click here to download it. As you probably know, I play a 4-hole system  baroque trumpet (you can download the 4-hole system baroque trumpet fingering

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  1. […] Please enjoy the opening of Bach’s EASTER ORATORIO performed on period instruments by The Sebastians.  On baroque trumpet: Caleb Hudson, Chris Coletti, and Jean Laurenz.  Free baroque trumpet fingering chart here. […]

  2. Baroque Trumpet FAQ June 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    […] I LOVE playing baroque trumpet with no holes.  Holes were not invented until the 20th century so there is absolutely nothing historic about the holes on baroque trumpets.  That being said, the intonation and accuracy of a modernized baroque trumpet is significantly better, and the sound is very similar, so nearly all baroque trumpeters use trumpets with either a 3 or 4 hole system.   I play the 4-hole system which has, in my opinion, more difficult fingering but better accuracy and intonation.  I also like that the 4-hole system trumpets are wound similarly to the trumpets of the baroque period; 3-hole system trumpets are wrapped tighter (easier to travel with as they fit in a normal trumpet case), and come apart quicker (better for discreetly emptying spit in a concert), but they do not look anything like trumpets made in the baroque period.  Click here to get a free 4-hole fingering chart. […]

  3. John Reid August 7, 2015 at 2:12 am - Reply

    How do I download the fingering chart? Thanks

    • chriscoletti August 8, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Hi John, I just re-added it to the page…. not sure why it disappeared. Let me know how it works! -Chris

  4. […] you probably know, I play a 4-hole system  baroque trumpet (you can download the 4-hole system baroque trumpet fingering chart here).  Other 4-hole baroque trumpeters include Caleb Hudson, John Theissen, Crispian Steele-Perkins, […]

  5. […] you probably know, I play a 4-hole system  baroque trumpet (you can download the 4-hole system baroque trumpet fingering chart here).  Other 4-hole baroque trumpeters include Caleb Hudson, John Thiessen, Crispian Steele-Perkins, […]

  6. Bobby Fingerhole March 31, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    on the 4 hole fingering chart…. isn’t the E fingered 4, and the high Bb usually 4 also?

    • Chris Coletti July 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Bobby, you are correct! You may have been seeing the wrong file for some reason–I checked and the fingerings all look good to me. Try downloading it again. In any case thanks for the comment! -Chris

  7. Jose Perez August 18, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Hi Mr. Colettti.

    I am an starting musician in playin a baroque trumpet. What type of instruments I should choose to beginning. a three or a four holes vents horn.

    • chriscoletti September 30, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Jose, I greatly prefer the 4-hole system, but there are some incredible players that use 3-hole as well. My first instrument was a Keavey and I reaalllly like it. It is a fraction of the cost of other instruments and they offer all the crooks, lead pipes and yards, including the yards with no vent holes (likely something you will only use for practice but TOTALLY WORTH IT), for a very fair price. I would suggest starting with one of these. If you ever get an additional horn, it likely wont have all the keys (especially the low keys like Bb and A) so you will definitely get a lot of use out of it.

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