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  1. Clarinet
    I'm an intermediate student clarinettist, I've been playing for 3 years and just recently it dawned on me that my articulation isn't great. When I tongue, my tongue touches the roof of my mouth (like when you say the letter T) and because of the way I tongue, you'll hear my tongue before the...
  2. General Discussion
    Hi. I'm going to a Band Camp very soon and it requires a chromatic scale of at least 2 octaves. I'm doing Bb to F (not f#) on Alto sax. Will I place higher if I tongue it in a medium-fast tempo (155-160bpm) or slur it but even faster (200bpm)? The audition said nothing about tongued or slurred.
  3. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    I seem to be having a problem with tonging (tonguing? what?) fast enough on some of the pieces my band is playing. I am playing a Yamaha rental alto on a 2.5 reed. I have been playing in beg. band and taking lessons for about eight months, and have been practicing a lot. I have 6-2-5-1 scales in...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    I've been working on slap tonguing for a while now, and can get the slap sound, but I can't get it to project. I've been watching tutorials and reading around, and they all say to blow as soon as you slap the reed, but no one goes into detail about how to blow. When I try to just blow after the...
  5. Embouchure & Tone Producing Basics
    Hi everyone, Since I can't see into people's mouths, maybe somebody can explain to me a tonguing problem I'm having. [Before we get into it, my first lesson is in 3 weeks. Until then, I'm trying on my own to get as much basic stuff as I can to at least a beginner level.] On my baritone sax...
  6. Tips and Techniques
    Hey guys, can anyone help me with slap-tongue? Thanks!
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