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Thread: Double tonguing and triple tonguing

  1. Use less tongue and more air?

  2. Quote Originally Posted by eupher61 View Post
    um...the vocal folds shouldn't be involved. If the syllables are being vocalized, there's more of a problem than simply speed. Now, the tongue might be blocking some of the airstream, but not the vocal folds.
    I find using d and g is much quicker for me, at least on tuba. It also sounds less harsh.
    There is a French Arban's on line somewhere, now to find it...
    This may be something that varies for individuals. I find that the with "d" tongue, the lower the pitch, the more it tends to vocalize slightly. Changing the air flow not to vocalize seems to restrict it.

    Also, as to practicing the syllables, kitty kitty kitty kitty ... said as fast as possible is good.

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