I think it takes a long period of consciously tonguing lightly. I still sometimes forget when I'm playing loudly. To me that is the struggle: separating volume with things like tonguing too hard or grabbing the keys too hard.Any tips or exercises that helped you overcome this?
Does anyone have an idea what Booker is doing? It almost sounds like a flutter tongue or some sort of breath interruption.
Sounds like 'doodle tonguing'. Just tongue regularly, just on the top of the blade (there's really not a 'tip') then flip your tongue up and tongue just under the blade--as in doodledoodledoodle. I've used it many times for fast repeated notes, and sometimes to fake a double tongue.
Classical pieces have bpm between 132-160. I've heard many folks that can single tongue that fast, at least for four or five notes. When I was at university, I trained my tongue to single tongue starting at 108 all the way to 144 in six months of regular practice. The tongue is a muscle. It needs to be exercised.There aint many that tounge 16th at 130bpm, when your fingers hit the notes evenly and exact together with a crisp top notch toneproduction it may say as you tounge but you don't, because when you do this the start and end of each note is so perfect.