How is the tongue harmful?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Myshilohmy, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Myshilohmy

    Myshilohmy Pianissimo User

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    I've heard that tonguing too hard can do more harm than good, and that accented notes come from your abs/lungs and not your tongue. One time during band my teacher told one student to do breath attack for the remainder of the rehearsal. He said "It will be hard and you might sound bad, but you will get a lot better." Can someone explain this to me?
     
  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    It'll sound the way you tongue it - to hard.
    Also, it will inhibit one's ability to tongue quickly and/or lightly
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Hard tonguing is bad, but has NOTHING to do with the Abs. it comes from training your lips to only respond to the hammer blow articulation.

    I do not like the term "breath attack" because it implies FORCE instead of letting the air flow. Do a search on my "circle of breath". It is free and it works!
     

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