K-Tongue Modified Poll

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jdostie, May 21, 2008.

Do you use k-tongue modified?

  1. yes, always

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. yes, but only when double or triple-tonguing

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. yes, but only when playing in the upper register

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. sometimes/for certain purposes

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. no

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  6. what's k-tongue modified?

    16 vote(s)
    41.0%
  1. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

    261
    1
    Feb 20, 2008
    So, this is the first poll I have ever tried to setup, so I hope it works. . .

    Do you use "k-tongue modified?"
    - yes, always
    - yes, but only when double or triple-tonguing
    - yes, but only when playing in the upper register
    - sometimes/for certain purposes
    - no
    - what's k-tongue modified?
     
  2. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

    471
    1
    Dec 21, 2006
    New Jersey
    Interesting topic.
    I sometimes find I'm doing it without realizing it, it kind of just happens.
     
  3. brem

    brem Mezzo Forte User

    831
    5
    Sep 13, 2007
    Quebec City, QC, Canada
    I'm trying to. I find it easier when double-tonguing. I don't sound as good (yet?) when single tounging.

    Improvement is a long process in my case :)
     
  4. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    1,217
    322
    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    I've been playing for 45 years. I just sort of accidentally started doing this about 6 months ago. It really helped my intonation.
     
    Firestas'1 likes this.
  5. mrmusicnotes

    mrmusicnotes Piano User

    307
    3
    Nov 11, 2007
    N.Y.C.
    I always work on my double and tripple tonguing,but could somebody explain what a modified K tongue is?Thanks
     
  6. jdostie

    jdostie Piano User

    261
    1
    Feb 20, 2008
  7. John P

    John P Piano User

    326
    2
    Jun 16, 2006
    Camp Hill, PA
    I do most of the time...I think. I studied with a Claude Gordon student when I was in high school. I can't articulate above the staff without K-tongue.
     
  8. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

    797
    4
    Sep 12, 2005
    Saint Paul, MN
    K tongue modified is also called anchor tonguing. Clarke has a description of it in the Charateristic Studies.

    I do all the time and did instinctivly. When I teach though it is one of the "do what I say not what I do things" I find tonguing to be a centipedial thing.
     

Share This Page