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The fingerings for almost all woodwind instruments are 'similar' in the sense that covering successive holes gives you a diatonic scale. For the chromatic notes in between, every woodwind instrument is different. Modern orchestral instruments have keys for the chromatic notes. The basic scales are simlilar, but there are many differences in detail. ...


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Fairly. I have played them all a bit except fife. (There are also many types of traditional flutes that have slightly different fingerings.) There is also tin whistle which is similar again. You always basically shorten the tube to raise pitch and they all overblow an octave so most stuff works the same. But there are differences in getting some chromatic ...


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