Double Tonguing/Endurance Excercise

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  1. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    Hi guys,

    For the past year or so I've been taking about 1 lesson a month with Manny Laureano. One of the things I really like about studying with him is the simple exercises he gives. Here's a real simple one:

    Go to page 176 in the Arbans book (#82-86 in the double tonguing section). Play the page down, with only two beats between each exercise. Tempo is up to you, but I like it in the high 120s. By the end, you'll be almost dead. Wait 2 or 3 minutes, then repeat. Both Manny and I found it to be much easier the second time. Maybe the muscles get used to the abuse :D

    This exercise in itself isn't anything groundbreaking, but it's one way to add a little challenge to exercises we all play ad nauseum.

    -Jimi
     
  2. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. mystrumpet

    mystrumpet Piano User

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    Isn't Manny Awesome!?!?! Are you an MYS alumni?
     
  4. dlewis

    dlewis Piano User

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    We really miss Manny here
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    yup!
     
  6. AjnaII

    AjnaII Piano User

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    Thanks, I will try it.
     
  7. Patric_Bernard

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    awesome... he's awesome. I'm gonna try it.
     
  8. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    Nope, I'm originally from the East Coast. And, to be completely honest, I probably wasn't good enough in high school to get into MYS. I haven't seem them this year, but I saw them do Scheherazade a few years ago and it was fantastic!

    -Jimi
     

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