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

  1. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    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

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    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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