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kevgermany

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David, it depends on which Beaugnier/Leblanc your Vito is. I'd guess it's no different to a standard fingering, but I may be wrong. If you can't tell from photos/modern charts, play and listen, you'll soon find the differences.
 

Ivan

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The standard fingering chart above is how all saxes can be played

The Leblanc system allows for alternative fingerings in addition to the standard ones... I don't know if you've found this link but it's an irritatingly landscape pdf of an old manual which is nevertheless more readable than your linked document, http://www.doctorsax.biz/musical instruments/saxophones/vito/Vito_Model35_Manual.pdf

So take a standard chart and subtract those fingerings from the Leblanc manual et voila you are left with the exclusive Leblanc alternatives
 

altissimo

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the fingering chart you have found Fingering Chart For Leblanc System & Conventional Saxophones is for a particular model of Leblanc sax known as the 'Rationale' which had different keywork - http://www.saxgourmet.com/leblanc.htm - only about 1200 of these instruments were ever made.
The instrument you have doesn't seem to be one of those, so normal fingering charts will make more sense
 
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Ivan

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the fingering chart you have found Fingering Chart For Leblanc System & Conventional Saxophones is for a particular model of Leblanc sax known as the 'Rationale' which had different keywork - http://www.saxgourmet.com/leblanc.htm - only about 1200 of these instruments were ever made.
The instrument you have doesn't seem to be one of those, so normal fingering charts will make more sense
Yes there's no idiosyncratic left hand F# key nestling between the F and G# keys on your model:

Saxophones - Any info on VITO saxophone? Photos....
 
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old git

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Be interesting to see how long it would take someone like Pete Thomas to adapt to a Jim Schmidt sax?
Tom M. plays tenor slide trombone, an instrument that has an infinite number of positions between semitones and trumpet and cornet, which have valves a semitone apart. Surely he is more able to adapt to Jim's logical system.

Apologies for being serious.
 

U CAN CALL ME AL

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I am fortunate enough to own a Leblanc Rationale alto which has exc+ intonation and alternative fingerings, I did offer it for sale with no takers. I tended only to play only standard fingerings as I would sometimes get caught out when I switched to my Conn 10M Bari (even this has an unusual E♭Trill by lifting the middle finger of the right hand?).
I have all the documentation for the fingerings and a service manual for saxtechs supplied by Beaugenier.
Leblanc.JPG

The most unusual key is the high F sharp key positioned between the LH palm keys and pinkey table, this is a doddle to play with the ring finger of the left hand
LH pinkey F♯.JPG
 
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