tonguing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by oldgit, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. oldgit

    oldgit Pianissimo User

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    No laughing now guys. Just finished playing my scales and noticed that if i move my tongue up towards the top of my mouth ( changing the flow of air ) i can make a quick series of the same note throughout the scale. Is that tonguing? (not even sure i have spelled it correctly)
    :play:

    I know i need a teacher and will get one as soon as finances allow.
    thanks for your help in the meantime.

    steve
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Tonguing is articulating the air with the tongue to stop and start it. You can use the syllables T, D, K, G, R, L to achieve this. It is a pretty important issue. Try not to wait too long for the teacher.
     
  3. oldgit

    oldgit Pianissimo User

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    Thanks again. your right about the teacher. will stick to the long notes and scales untill i can find one i can afford.
    steve
     

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