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High tongue position with the sides always in contact with the upper molars.
As if you're saying "eeee".
 

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Lots of air and a relaxed (think legato) tongue, even in a staccato passage. At that tempo, everything sounds staccato anyway. "D", not "T". Start with slow, very legato tongue action, and gradually work up speed.
 

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That's a sticky issue.
Some players are able to relax and articulate at lightning speed, while others just can't get the tongue to work that fast.
They can start slow and work up to speed but they get to a point where it just won't go any faster. Then you run into the little problem with the 'blips'. You know... the finger moves and then the tongue...
You may have to find a way to fudge it a little.
 
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