Need help with tonguing

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  1. JD_93

    JD_93 New Friend

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    Hey guys, i have a little problem.. I have to go trough tests at trumpet to enter highschool.....in 1 month.

    Im working on a sonata from handel. It was a choice from the highschool.
    The tempo is allegro, so i would play it at 120 but... i cant tongue fast enough for all the sixtheent.

    Can't make my tongue go faster, should i go with double tonguing ?
    I dont know much about it, if you could explain a bit would be nice :)
     
  2. solocornet

    solocornet New Friend

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    Hi JD. Single tounging is Ta Ta Ta. Double tonguing in Ta Ka Ta Ka Ta Ka. Triple tonguing is Ta Ta Ka Ta Ta Ka Ta Ta Ka.

    Start of really slowly with the double and work up speed gradually. It will take a bit of time so don't expect miracles. Practice fast single tonguing often, too.

    120 bpm is at the slow end of allegro and 160 bpm is at the top end. Sounds like you may need to put in more practice?
     
  3. Einar

    Einar Pianissimo User

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    i learnd that it's Tu not Ta and Ku not Ka
     
  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Clean fast tonguing is not something that happens overnight with new technique. Play your audition a bit slower, but cleanly. Do not try and "rush" the development. Usually only bad habits result.

    The real you is always more believable and desirable than you with a big bandaid.

    Tonguing is tuuu, tiiii, teee, taaa, tooo, kooo, keee, kaaaa, kuuuu, kiiii, doooo, diiii, daaaa, duuu, deee, gaaa, geee, giiii, gooo, guuuu and everything in between.

    16ths at 120 should be single tonguable but doubletonguing often gives another effect. The consummate trumpeter needs it ALLLLL!
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Clean fast tonguing is not something that happens overnight with new technique. Play your audition a bit slower, but cleanly. Do not try and "rush" the development. Usually only bad habits result.

    The real you is always more believable and desirable than you with a big bandaid.

    Tonguing is tuuu, tiiii, teee, taaa, tooo, kooo, keee, kaaaa, kuuuu, kiiii, doooo, diiii, daaaa, duuu, deee, gaaa, geee, giiii, gooo, guuuu and everything in between.

    16ths at 120 should be single tonguable but doubletonguing often gives another effect. The consummate trumpeter needs it ALLLLL!
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Allegro means "happy." It does not mean 120 beats per minute. The above advice is good, but making music trumps techinique.
     

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