Basics of Flute Playing, Tone Production and Fingerings, Using Metronomes, Scales, Tone, Studies, etc.

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Post by FreeTheMilks »

Undergrad sophomore in performance here, and I'm still having serious articulation trouble. Very
obvious when it comes to tonguing required scale exercises for jury. In fact, I think my articulation
is several times worse than it was in high school.

I start the met at 100 and gradually speed it up as I play ascending and descending scales double tongue,
but for some reason... it is obvious my fingers and my tongue never line up. I can slur just fine,
I'm just not sure why it sounds like my tongue is getting in the way of everything.

I use the common advice as keeping a steady, stream of air and try very hard to keep tempo - but
it sounds like crap. Seriously. It's embarrassing when my musicality is severely beaten by this
horrible technical problem.

Any tips? I'm so frustrated!

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Re: Articulation.

Post by Zevang »

It could be happening that your flute is the problem. Is it in good condition, properly revised and repaired?

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