what is "double tounge" ????

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what is "double tounge" ????

Post by Lauren » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:59 pm

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Post by flutepicc06 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:21 pm

It's a method to increase articulation speed. Instead of single tonguing (consisting of "duh-duh-duh" or "tuh-tuh-tuh"), you throw in another syllable to let you articulate more notes without stressing your tongue unreasonably. Traditional double tongue uses the syllables "tuh-kuh-tuh-kuh" or "duh-guh-duh-guh."

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Post by FLflutist » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:56 pm

What about "dee-gee-dee-gee" or "Doo-goo-doo-goo" ?

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Post by flutepicc06 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:21 pm

FLflutist wrote:What about "dee-gee-dee-gee" or "Doo-goo-doo-goo" ?
Those are also options, but they're generally not how one starts learning to double tongue. I just listed the most common techniques used. You need to have a variety of options when it comes to articulation so that you can pull the right tool out of the musical toolbox when you need it, so developing all of the versions of double tonguing listed here (as well as any others you find useful) is not at all a bad idea.

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Post by Lauren » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:12 am

how do you produce a sound when using "kuh"????
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Post by fluteguy18 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:29 am

When you are playing a slurred passage, your air column is uninterupted. When you articulate, your air column is interupted by your tongue. So, it doesnt matter which syllable you use to interupt the air to get an articulated sound.

Now, of course it does matter which way you tongue a passage [usually single, but double tongueing is for quicker passages] but both syllables 'tuh' and 'kuh' interrupt the air stream.


Just try it. It makes a lot more sense if you just play a long tone and slowly say tuh kuh tuh kuh [without utilizing your vocal chords of course].

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