12-tone Fingering Charts for the 8-hole beidadi

The 8-hole dizi is a further modification of the 7-hole dadi to take also into account the greatly increased distance between the tone holes that are originally covered by the left ring finger and left middle finger (in orthodox stance) when the dizi is at the length of the beidadi.

The downloadable version for the chart follows exactly the same format as the 12-tone fingering chart for the 6-hole dizi---refer to that article for details on how to interpret and use the chart.

Note that like the fingering chart for the 7-hole dadi a tremolo chart is not provided---any specific tremolo can be inferred from the 6-hole dizi tremolo fingering chart, with the following adjustments for tone hole 2 on 6-hole dizi and tone holes 2--3 on the 7-hole dizi, and for tone hole 5 on the 6-hole dizi and tone holes 6--7 on the 8-hole dizi:

Tone Hole 2 Adjustments
6-hole dizi pattern8-hole dizi pattern
0.654 321T765 4321
1.--- -O----- -OO-
2.--- -O----- -OX-
3.--- -v----- -XO-
4.--- -X----- -XX-

Note that in the preceding table, there are two different ways of translating from empty tone hole 2 to the 7-hole dizi equivalent. The first is preferable because it vents fully, but the second one is acceptable if tone hole 3 of the 6-hole dizi is vented.

Tone Hole 5 Adjustments
6-hole dizi pattern8-hole dizi pattern
0.654 321T765 4321
1.-O- ----OO- ----
2.-O- ----OX- ----
3.-^- ----XO- ----
4.-X- ----XX- ----

Similar to the earlier comment on tone hone 2 adjustments, there are two ways to handle a completely uncovered tone hole 5 (of the 6-hole dizi). Unlike that of tone hole 2 adjustments, tone holes 7 and 6 of the left hand in the 7-hole dizi can affect the intonation quite significantly, so the chosen adjustment needs to be done carefully.