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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000503.txt from 1999/01

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re:side to side
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:21:45 -0500

On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Fred wrote:
> Sorry to be so disbelieving, but I have to get this straight in my own
> mind. Do you mean that when the metronome beats at 285+ beats per minute,
> you tongue FOUR notes PER metronome beat? (My metronome only goes up to
> 208, but I can't even DOUBLE tongue 4 notes to a beat at that rate. Please
> don't take offense, but I just can't believe such fast tonguing. How about
> an audio clip so we can hear what it sounds like?

Well, regardless of what others say, I really meant single tongue!! At
least, I usually think I know what I mean......I think.

My understanding is that someone posted (Can't remember now) that they
could side-to-side tongue 16ths at quarter @-----.that's what I am
jealous of. I don't believe it is possible to double or single tonue
16ths at quarter @-----.hope I spelled that

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director - Concert Band, Symphonic Winds & Titan Band
Advisor - Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University

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