Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by FlugelNoob, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. FlugelNoob

    FlugelNoob Pianissimo User

    Jan 5, 2009
    Toa Payoh, Singapore
    I only know of 3 types:
    Single: Ta, Ta, Ta
    Double: Ta Ka, Ta Ka, Ta Ka,
    Triple: Ta Ta Ka, Ta Ta Ka, Ta Ta Ka

    A sectionmate once was telling me about quad(4) and quint(5) tounging. I thought he was pulling my leg, so I just ignored him. But now I wonder if he could be right.

    So I just wanted to know if there are any other "styles" of tounging.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2009
  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    He's pulling your leg (to the best of my knowledge)
    5 tonguing would be a mix of double and triple (ta-ka-ta-ta-ka or ta-ta-ka-ta-ka)
    and quad would just be 4 double...
  3. FlugelNoob

    FlugelNoob Pianissimo User

    Jan 5, 2009
    Toa Payoh, Singapore
    Yup, that is what comes to mind
  4. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    Yep, when he does that say, really show me! he'll shut up.
  5. daniel starz

    daniel starz Piano User

    Jan 11, 2009
    wasilla alaska
    what is a recorder ?
    i have not learned about tounging yet , sure i will learn .
  6. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    Triple tonguing may also be done: ta ka ta or tu ku tu or du gu du (legato) or du dul du a la Clark Terry.
  7. Trumpet guy

    Trumpet guy Forte User

    Feb 9, 2008
    Well, there's flutter tonguing, which is basically tonguing like a machine gun. Some compare the techniques of flutter tongue to rolling your spanish "R"s. I discovered it in 8th grade when couldn't tongue the 16th notes in a piece fast enough, so I though I'd "cheat" and roll through it. :lol: Anyways, the timing was off so it didn't work. Though I'm curious as to what flutter tonguing is used for, since I've only hear it as an ornament.

    Then there's fanfare tonguing, which was mentioned in the Arban Book but I didn't read into that section yet.:thumbsup:
  8. lunatla

    lunatla New Friend

    Jan 14, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    I use this tonguing, as well as the traditional Ta Ta Ka for certain passages but the latter is called French tonguing.
  9. mrmusicnotes

    mrmusicnotes Piano User

    Nov 11, 2007
    Wow I thought I came up with this type of toungueing while experimenting on John Coltranes "MR P.C. it works perfect on the Head.(legato).
  10. FlugelNoob

    FlugelNoob Pianissimo User

    Jan 5, 2009
    Toa Payoh, Singapore
    Firstly, thanks to all for sharing.

    I have also learned about flutter tounge, but likewise, I never saw any need to be implemented in any music.

    Recorder? Recorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In Singapore, it's used to teach music lessons in (primary and lower secondary) classes in the usual curricullum, but most just use it as a weapon! Those who are already into music(ie those from band, choir or other instruments they learn themselves), usually find music lessons a bore as they teach the extremely basic stuff that we did quite some time back!

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