This figure tells you the standard code used in most flute fingering charts and diagrams for the fingers of your right and left hands — those that depress the flute’s keys. The figure also tells you your fingers’ home positions on the flute.

The right-hand thumb isn’t listed because its job is solely to balance the flute, not to depress any of the flute’s keys. The figure of the flute on the left correlates with the standard fingering diagram on the right to tell you which of the flute’s keys are represented in which specific places on the fingering chart.