Double Tonguing Questions

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  1. stevesf

    stevesf Piano User

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    to ko, tu ku , ta ka, te ke....it's all the same just different registers. You can also vary it depending on type of attack (doo goo and da ga were mentioned, there are others too)
     
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  2. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    I think double tonguing is hard starting out for some folks because their K tongues are way under practiced compared to their T Tongues.

    Single tongue clarke #1 & #2 exercises with just the K tongue slowly until it sounds smooth & even, then you will see it is easier to interject the T tongue in between and you will be double tonguing. Then you can better develop the T-K-T-K eveness.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    we have T, K, D, G, R, L as consonants to articulate and A, E, I, O, U, Ä, Ö, Ü as vowels. Those good at multiplication can figure the rest out. Great players can even make the horn talk!
     
  4. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    an umlaut???? a freaking umlaut???
    I do not have a clue how to pronounce those.... international forums you have got to love them
    and then some wise guy is going to tell me not to think when I play them .... buried ..toast
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Vee haff vays uff making you talk!
     
  6. wezley

    wezley Pianissimo User

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    Haha! I guess I'll just get use to Tu Ku'ing first then get to Ta Ka and build up the muscle over time and hope I can use those skills in a school peace. XD
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Wezley,

    the idea is to get the tongue to "float" on air. Then all syllables work!
     
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  8. wezley

    wezley Pianissimo User

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    Alright but I'm still a bit off on how to pronounce the Ä, Ö, Ü.
     
  9. SmoothOperator

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    I find the Chinese Pinyin q and c to be pretty good too. The q is sort of ch and the c is sort of a ts. Chinese also don't have hard endings on vowels, so that helps too.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    "Ä" as in "bear," "Ö" I don't have an English simile for, "Ü" as in "beautiful." Babies, as they get into that goo-goo-gah-gah phase are able to pronounce anything in any language, but as we learn to talk, we discard the sounds we don't use, and learn not to hear them.
     

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