Playing Tremolo

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wkzh
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Re: Playing Tremolo

Post by wkzh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:39 am

Haha snoring. I guess whichever fluttertonguing is more common depends on a geographical thing? It'd be something interesting to research on!

When I said control, I meant that most people who do the uvular flutter reduce it to a gargle rather than a controlled, steady trill. And if you've ever heard a flute choir do a mass fluttertongue... you'll know that it really sounds... queer as compared to a violin section do a tremolo together. Of course, there are ways to tame the alveolar trill too. It's good to know both.
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ichliebe
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Re: Playing Tremolo

Post by ichliebe » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:31 pm

It will be as long as we practice more.

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Re: Playing Tremolo

Post by dddiam » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:45 pm

I just found this thread, after posting a question on how one can play the tremolos in Flight of the Bumblebee.
https://fluteland.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=28069

I have heard flute performances, where the tremolos sound just like a buzzing insect.

This thread alludes to two techniques, but does not explain how to learn to do them.

I would be appreciative of suggestions or resource references.

I will eventually ask my flute coach, but right now she is unavailable because of surgeries.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Re: Playing Tremolo

Post by Kathrynbeth67214 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:56 am

I wonder if Ling-Ling would be able to answer that... (Two Set Violin channel on YouTube)...

I have no idea, I’m sorry...

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