Best way to approach growling?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by YamaMan, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. fels

    fels Piano User

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    I agree that there is some genetics in the issue.
    Stuidies of rolling the tongue or not.
    My wife has trouble rolling r's.
    I learned German by using the back of my throat.
    I studied Farsi and used the back of my throat.
    When i attempt to "growl" i use the back of my throat.
    But i can still roll r's using the tongue only.
     
  2. fels

    fels Piano User

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    afterthought --
    maybe a good metaphor is to think of your playing as a language. If you cant roll r's - you substitute something else that works.
     
  3. Phil Kersh

    Phil Kersh Pianissimo User

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    In my experience, flutter tongue is up front, or on the tip of your tongue, Growling is rolling the "R" on the back of the tongue instead, almost like pronouncing a dutch "G"
     
  4. Bachstul

    Bachstul Mezzo Forte User

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    Usually, I just eat something, and it goes away.

    Not trying to troll,I waited 'til page three!!!!
     
  5. walldaja

    walldaja Pianissimo User

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    Wynton M had a TV special where he was showing some youngsters how to growl. He said all you had to do was play and hum at the same time. It actually works that simply. You don't even have to hum what you're playing.
     

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