The rhythm is five sixteenth notes in a row, where the first is a pick-up, followed by three eighth notes. It is an orchestral trombone part. It must sound percussive. It's rather fast. Will this be double-tongued? A combination of triple and double?

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  • What's the accent/emphasis pattern on those notes? For example, are the 2nd and 4th 16th notes on the beat? I suspect the accenting pattern will affect how you tongue those notes. – Dekkadeci Oct 6 '18 at 7:18
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    HOW fast? CAN you single-tongue it? – Laurence Payne Oct 6 '18 at 12:20
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    Can you show us the notation? I don't understand your written description. – Brian THOMAS Oct 6 '18 at 17:28

All depends on the speed.

If you can, I would single tongue as this generally produces a more "percussive" sound.

However, if the speed is too quick for that, try and double tongue.

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