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Read what Quantz has to say about the matter. Syllables like te-ke and duh-gah were not considered beautiful. He recommended did'll or dood'll, made using the sides of the tongue. Playing all the notes in a passage evenly was not the goal either. Play them in pairs, or one vs. 3, etc. Varying the tonguing helps keep the tongue from getting tired. Francis ...


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While the characteristics of the trumpet (or other brass instruments) will cover any inconsistencies in your double-tonguing technique, the recorder will not. You'll need to very carefully work on evening out the syllables. Simply thinking of an even, uninterrupted airflow will help, but you'll likely need some additional work. Visualize a continuous ...


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Did'll is clearly the way to go. Count on it taking LOTS of hours to get you there. I used to practice in the car on long driving trips.... did-ll--di-dll... etc. For HOURS. Eventually this becomes LIGHTNING fast. I can do running 16ths on a g scale at a metronome count of over 200 beats/minute (800 notes a minute). Quantz "On Playing the Flute" is ...


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The act of tonguing gives a slight burst of additional air pressure, just what is needed to skip to the next note in the harmonic series. (You may not notice as much of a benefit in descending for this reason). In addition, that separation between the notes (using the tongue) makes it sound much cleaner. You eliminate the "in-between" of the slur. (So it's ...


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Like the other answer, it's a matter of starting off slowly and building up speed when you practice. The technique I find most helpful for double-tonguing is to double-tongue scales in a variety of ways: four beats (tu-ku tu-ku) per note two beats (tu-ku) per note one beat (tu or ku!) per note I've also found the exercises in Arban's Cornet Method really ...


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Like you, Samuel, I've gotten away from my double-tonguing but found some excellent suggestions on this website: http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131/learning-how-double-tongue-64418.html It seems that building speed slowly, using the mouthpiece only, and using tu-ku (heavying up on the ku's until clear) are the highlights of the advice offered on this ...



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