Revised: December 12, 2006

This is an attempt to bring together all the fingering variations for Bolivian quenas. Any feedback and correction of errors is most welcome. This table is under construction and and often changing, though at this point it is probably quite complete, probably the most complete in existence. You may be shocked to find that it is possible to produce notes in the fourth octave!

thumb -left hand- -right hand- T 1 2 3 4 5 6 ------------------------------------------------------ > O O O O O O | ------------------------------------------------------ An O means to leave the finger hole uncovered. A hyphen means to half-cover the finger hole. |

- [!] = Easiest
- [x] = Not precise and not recommended
- [n] = by Nagaoka
- [k] = by Kataoka/Kawanaka
- [t] = by Touch (Tanabe)
- [a] = by Arakawa
- [f] = by Fukuda
- [h] = by Hashimoto
- [T] = by Toyo
- [J] = by Jack Halpern
- [c] = at Cochabamba

Note | Num | 1st Octave | S | Num | 2nd Octave | S | Num | 3rd Octave | S | Num | 4th Octave | S |
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G | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 1 | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 | ||||

2 | 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 | 2 | 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 | 2 | T 0 0 0 0 5 0 | |||||||

3 | 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 | 3 | ||||||||||

4 | 0 0 0 3 4 5 6 | 4 | ?? | |||||||||

5 | - 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 5 | - 1 2 3 4 5 6 | |||||||||

6 | 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 | 6 | T 0 2 3 0 0 0 | |||||||||

7 | ?? | 7 | T 0 0 0 4 5 0 | |||||||||

8 | 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 | c | 8 | - 0 2 3 4 0 0 | ||||||||

9 | 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 | a | 9 | 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 | a | |||||||

10 | 0 0 0 3 4 5 6 | |||||||||||

11 | 0 0 0 3 4 5 0 | c | ||||||||||

12 | 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 | a | ||||||||||

G# | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 5 - | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 5 - | ! | 1 | 0 1 2 3 4 5 - | f | ||||

2 | 0 1 2 3 4 5 - | 2 | - - 2 3 4 5 - | |||||||||

3 | - 1 2 3 4 5 - | 3 | 0 1 2 0 0 5 - | |||||||||

4 | T 1 2 3 4 5 6 | 4 | T 1 2 0 0 5 6 | |||||||||

5 | 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 | c | 5 | 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 | ||||||||

0 1 - 3 4 5 6 | 6 | - 1 2 3 4 5 - | ||||||||||

7 | 0 1 2 0 4 5 - | f | ||||||||||

8 | 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 | tk | ||||||||||

9 | T 1 2 3 4 5 6 | |||||||||||

10 | T 1 2 3 4 5 - | n | ||||||||||

A | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 5 0 | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 5 0 | 1 | 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 | ! | 1 | T 1 0 3 4 0 6 | h!? | ||

2 | - 1 2 3 4 5 0 | 2 | T 1 2 0 0 5 6 | 2 | T 1 2 3 0 0 6 | h? | ||||||

3 | T 1 2 0 - 5 6 | 3 | 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 | ? | ||||||||

4 | T 1 2 0 3 4 0 | 4 | 0 0 2 3 4 5 0 | ? | ||||||||

5 | - 1 2 0 0 5 6 | |||||||||||

6 | T 1 2 0 4 5 0 | f | ||||||||||

7 | T 1 2 3 4 5 0 | Ja | ||||||||||

A# | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 - 0 | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 - 0 | 1 | T 1 - 0 0 5 - | ||||||

2 | 0 1 - 0 0 5 - | |||||||||||

3 | 0 1 - 0 0 5 0 | a!? | ||||||||||

4 | 0 1 - 0 4 5 0 | |||||||||||

5 | T 1 - 0 0 5 0 | T? | ||||||||||

6 | 0 1 2 0 0 5 0 | ? | ||||||||||

7 | T 1 2 0 0 5 6 | |||||||||||

B | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 0 0 | 1 | T 1 2 3 4 0 0 | 1 | T 1 0 0 0 5 0 | 1 | T 0 0 0 0 5 6 | h | |||

2 | 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 | a | ||||||||||

3 | T 1 2 3 4 5 - | |||||||||||

C | 1 | T 1 2 3 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 2 3 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 0 3 4 0 6 | ! | 1 | T 1 0 3 4 0 6 | ?? | ||

2 | T 1 2 - 4 5 6 | 2 | T 1 2 3 0 0 6 | 2 | T 1 0 3 4 5 6 | ! | ||||||

3 | 0 1 0 3 4 0 6 | |||||||||||

4 | T 1 - 3 4 5 6 | |||||||||||

5 | T 1 2 3 4 0 6 | Th | ||||||||||

6 | T 1 0 3 4 0 0 | a | ||||||||||

7 | 0 1 0 3 4 5 6 | Ja | ||||||||||

8 | T 1 2 3 4 5 6 | a | ||||||||||

C# | 1 | T 1 2 - 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 2 - 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 2 - 0 0 0 | ||||||

2 | T 1 2 0 4 5 6 | n | 2 | T 1 2 0 4 0 0 | n? | 2 | T 0 0 3 4 0 6 | |||||

2 | T 1 2 0 4 - 0 | n | 2 | T 0 0 3 4 0 6 | ||||||||

D | 1 | T 1 2 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 2 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 0 2 0 0 0 0 | kh | |||||

2 | T 1 - 3 4 5 6 | ? | 2 | T 1 2 0 0 0 6 | 2 | 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 | a | |||||

3 | T 1 2 3 - 5 6 | ? | 3 | T 0 2 3 0 0 0 | a | |||||||

4 | T 1 2 0 4 0 0 | ? | 4 | T 0 0 3 0 0 0 | a | |||||||

5 | - 0 0 3 0 0 0 | |||||||||||

6 | - 0 0 0 4 0 0 | |||||||||||

7 | 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 | T | ||||||||||

D# | 1 | T 1 - 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 - 0 0 0 0 | 1 | 0 0 2 - 4 5 6 | ||||||

2 | T 1 0 3 4 5 0 | n | 2 | T 1 2 0 4 5 6 | 2 | 0 1 2 - 4 5 6 | ||||||

3 | T 1 0 3 4 5 - | n | 3 | T 1 0 3 0 0 0 | n | 3 | T - 2 - 4 5 6 | |||||

4 | T 1 - 0 0 0 6 | 4 | T 1 2 0 4 0 0 | |||||||||

5 | 0 0 2 3 4 5 0 | |||||||||||

E | 1 | T 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | 0 1 2 3 4 0 0 | ||||||

2 | T 1 0 0 0 5 0 | 2 | 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 | |||||||||

3 | T 1 0 0 4 5 6 | 3 | 0 1 - - 4 0 0 | |||||||||

4 | T 1 0 0 4 5 0 | 4 | 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 | ka | ||||||||

5 | T 1 0 0 4 5 - | 5 | 0 0 2 3 4 0 6 | |||||||||

6 | 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 | n? | ||||||||||

F | 1 | T - 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T - 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 0 0 4 0 0 | ||||||

2 | T 0 2 3 4 5 0 | 2 | T 1 0 3 4 5 0 | 2 | T 1 2 3 0 5 6 | |||||||

3 | T 0 2 3 4 0 0 | n | 3 | T 0 2 0 0 0 0 | n | 3 | 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 | |||||

4 | T 0 2 3 4 5 0 | n | 4 | T - 0 0 0 - 0 | ? | 4 | 0 1 0 3 4 0 0 | |||||

5 | T - 0 0 0 0 6 | 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 | h | |||||||||

F# | 1 | T 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 1 | T 1 0 0 0 5 6 | ||||||

2 | T 0 0 3 4 0 0 | 2 | T 0 0 0 0 5 0 | 2 | - 1 0 0 0 5 6 | T? | ||||||

3 | T 0 0 3 4 5 6 | 3 | T 0 0 0 4 5 0 | a | 3 | 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | ||||||

4 | T 0 0 3 0 5 0 | c | 4 | T 0 0 0 4 5 6 | 4 | 0 1 0 3 4 5 0 | N | |||||

5 | T 0 0 3 4 5 6 | 5 | 0 1 0 3 4 5 0 | n | ||||||||

6 | T 0 0 3 4 5 0 |