I've been working on it. I can do it for a little bit but not for more than a few seconds.
It took awhile, but I learned to do it.qwerty said:I believe the ability or inability to roll one's R's (fluttertongue) is genetic. For some people it is a physical impossibility.
hakukani said:It took awhile, but I learned to do it.
Also, there are two techniques of fluttertongue. One is done with the tongue tip. The other is the 'French' R, where the flutter is done between the tongue arch and the soft pallette. The latter works better on sax, IMO.
Somehow this reminds me of another Woody Allen line: "I don't mind dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens."chitownjazz said:You and Woody Allen (reference is to a line in Love and Death).
I am french ... so that is what I am doing naturally Anyway flutter tongue works quite well for me though I never really worked it (double-tonguing is another story, quite a different motion ...).hakukani said:The other is the 'French' R, where the flutter is done between the tongue arch and the soft pallette. The latter works better on sax, IMO.
For instance, treading water comes to mind.jrvinson45 said:Yes, Dylan. Flutter tonguing is possible. As you get older you may find that there are other things in life that you can do longer with practice. Flutter tonguing is just one of them.
I don't have to practice treading water. I'm much more naturally buoyant than when I was younger.jrvinson45 said:For instance, treading water comes to mind.