Need some advice on "Growling"

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  1. ShaneChalke

    ShaneChalke Pianissimo User

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    Sooo.... is a growl different than flutter tonguing? How is it done?

    --Shane
     
  2. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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  3. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Good video. I like how he describes the difference between the two.

    I can't roll my tongue, so I can't do the flutter, but I can growl. Nobody has ever complained.
     
  4. GB in Japan

    GB in Japan New Friend

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    Nice cool sounds on the video.

    Never heard of fluttering or growling before.

    Will have to try them out.
     
  5. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

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    Listen to a bunch of Duke Ellington recordings -- especially in the early days, when his band had two different sounds they would play according to the situation. They had smooth, sophisticated playing and they had what Duke called "jungle music." In the jungle music sound, they always had a trumpet player (first Bubber Miley, then Cootie Williams) who could growl wonderfully. Listening to Duke Ellington recordings can give you a good idea of what sort of musical situations growling and flutter tonguing work well in.
     
  6. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    I've never thought about it but I guess all growls are a product of some sort of flutter tonguing but not all flutter tonging is growling
     
  7. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    A growl is produced by growling or singing in to the horn while you play. No flutter involved.
     
  8. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Brek sez:
    A growl is produced by growling or singing in to the horn while you play. No flutter involved.
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    I did a little research on this and it appears that growling can be produced two ways.
    using the voice when playing and flutter tonguing. As for me, I use a flutter tongue method that seems to work pretty well.
     
  9. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Flutter tonguing is flutter tonguing. Growling is growling.
     
  10. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Brek, You're probably right.
    However, if you roll your "R's" you'll get a very convincing growl, at least I do:
    "RRRRuffles have RRRRRRidges"
     
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