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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tpter1, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    I've been on an articulation kick lately, particularly triple tonguing. Here's what I've been doing of late to improve and built it:

    In your Arban book, p. 155, no. 1. Set the metronome to mm half note=100. Play the excercise both ascending and descending, using 3 patterns of triple tongue:
    1. ttk ttk t
    2. tkt ktk t
    3. tkt tkt t
    Increase speed by 4 markings each time, so that in 6 attempts you are at Arban's indication of 124. Rest the tongue as needed between reps, but try to go ascending and descending before taking a break. Vary dynamics once fluency is gained. For further challenge, transpose for trumpet in A, C, D, Eb and E.

    I found that tkt ktk t is cleanest out of all 3 at 124, and tkt tkt t gets a bit squirrely at around 112.

    Take out Honegger Intrada and try the triple tongue section on the 2nd page...

    ps.: Thanks to Manny... go listen to his Night on Bald Mountain recording and you'll hear where my inspiration came from for this.
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Thanks Glenn,

    Just for fun when you're in the groove, try tkt tkt t or ktk tkt k in E.

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