The baroque fingering system is one of the most popular school recorder systems.
The most important difference is the fingering for the note F (soprano) that at first is easier to finger in the German fingering system (in comparison to the forked fingering of the Baroque system). However, this apparent ease of fingering seriously compromises the tuning of the instrument in other keys than the home key. Even F-sharp requires more complex fingerings in order to sound reasonably in tune.
For this reason modern recorder tutor books are geared towards Baroque fingering which – when taught properly – is no more difficult for pupils to learn.
Use this fingering guide for any baroque soprano C recorder. We are using it in several ways.
First, We insert this chart into our notepads to use when needed.
Second, we have this chart attached to the self-study station at out class.
This guide uses double holes for C-C#, D-D#.