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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000009.txt from 1994/01

From: "John C. Laughton" <laughton@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: LeadTongue(tm)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 1994 19:54:55 -0500

On Tue, 4 Jan 1994, Jordan Selburn wrote:

> like Prokofiev's 1st, or Beethoven's 4th Symphony. I don't know the cause,
> whether it's inherent or a function of my 5 minutes/week practice time
> outside of rehersals (all you folks at college - just wait until YOU have
> kids!).

probably both--I have found that often with students the tonguing problems
are very closly connected to the breath---not fast enough air or enough
consistent support will render the tongue usless--or closely so.
LIkewise speed depends on the use of the tip--as much as possible, even
though exray studies have shown that the entire muscle moves everytime you
tongue. I have never found double tonguing of great value and in passages
that are really rapid-slur two tongue two is workable--what is most
important is the effect for the intire phrase, not just note by note playing


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