12-tone Fingering Charts for the 10-hole dizi

The 10-hole dizi is one of several attempts to modify the traditional 6-hole dizi to play chromatically with good intonation. The layout of the tone holes requires all ten fingers to be used, and there are some subtle variations on the order for the left hand between the thumb and the index fingers.

This article follows the layout of the 12-tone fingering chart for the 6-hole dizi with a few changes which we will point out below. If you are not familiar with how such charts are to be read, it is a good idea to visit the previous article before skipping ahead to explanations of the changes.

Example Chart for 10-hole qudi in D

The chart shown here was put together for the qudi in the key of D; here is a downloadable version. It is a typical set up for such a 10-hole system, and you may skip ahead to learn of the changes of the regular 6-hole dizi fingering chart.

12-tone fingering charts for the 10-hole dizi
A very simplified version of the fingering chart of the 10-hole dizi. No attempt to put in all alternative fingering patterns per note has been done.

Additional Remarks on the Chart

If you have not read the previous related article, you can do so here. We will make some additional remarks here for the differences.

Fingering Pattern Lists by tongyin

This is exactly the same as before, so nothing new to add.

Fingering Pattern Labels

fingering pattern labels
(Left) Schematic of fingering pattern (orthodox) with unambiguous pattern label based on concert flute analogy.

There are three sub-columns that both label the fingering pattern that occurs:

指法 (zhifa)
These represent the state of the holes as laid out in all the fingering charts in this set of articles. The symbols , , , and have their usual meaning. The new symbol represents a tone hole that can optionally be covered or not. The holes are labelled above the first zhifa entry as a mnemonic. Note that since there are 10-tone holes now, the labels go from X9876-54321 instead.
西式长笛音 (xishi changdi yin)
Another way to label the fingering pattern is to use the concert flute analogy and quote the pitch that comes out from that particular tone hole layout. In this cutaway, we see that the first pattern of all-closed (654--321) is labelled as D,, representing the low D that a concert flute would yield.
华式长笛音 (huashi changdi yin)
Yet another way of labelling the pattern specifically for this 10-hole qudi in the key of D is to label each fingering pattern according to the concert pitch sound. This is relevant due to the way that staff notation is used for such dizi---they are non-transposing.

12-Tone Equal Temperament Listing

This is exactly the same as before, so nothing new to add.

Diatonic Progression Headed by tongyin

This is exactly the same as before, so nothing new to add.

Additional Annotation Notes

footnotes for 10-hole dizi
(Bottom) Footnote to explain specific things to look out.

The sole footnote here explains that the X and 5 represents the thumbs, and if the Sichuan 10-hole dizi system were used, then 9 represents the left thumb while the X represents the right index finger.