Improve Double Tonguing Notes on the Trumpet
Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on playing the trumpet. In the previous tutorial, we learned how to playing with lip trills. In this tutorial, we will show you how to improve double-tonguing notes on the trumpet.
- 1To double-tongue notes, add the "k" sound. The "t" sound is primarily the focus of the tongue on the center point between the back of the teeth and the roof of the mouth. The "k" sound is produced by placing the back of the tongue against the back of the mouth. Single-tonguing notes is done primarily by using the "t" sound, but single-tonguing cannot go as fast as double-tonguing, in which both the front and back of the mouth work in unison.As described in other tutorials, single-tonguing notes is made with the "t" sound.Advertisement
- 2The technique of double-tonguing notes allows us to play certain passages faster with more ease. This technique can be used in a band, orchestra, or even for solo trumpet playing. Practice double-tonguing notes in order to produce a good and resonant sound, just as you would with the technique of single-tonguing notes.Single-tonguing is "t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t-t" and double-tonguing is "t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t".Advertisement
- 3First, we will pronounce five "t" sounds and then five "k" sounds. You need to have the "k", which is produced in the back of the mouth, as crisp sounding as the "t". When these sounds are both crisp and clear, your technique of double-tonguing notes will be precise. Avoid forming incorrect techniques while practicing: if you practice double-tonguing too fast, your "t" sounds may become "d" sounds, and your "k" sounds will not be as clear and crisp. For this reason, you should practice the technique of double-tonguing notes slowly, so that your "k" sounds have the same level of precision as your "t" sounds. This is very important for playing fast passages.Now, let's practice without the trumpet.
- 6Continue practicing so that you develop pronouncing endings abruptly on each "t" and "k" sound. Continue practicing "t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t-k-t" to build a good technique and muscle.In the next exercise, let's practice double-tonguing C5.Advertisement
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Video: Improve Double Tonguing Notes on the Trumpet
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