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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000029.txt from 2002/05

From: Lucienne <>
Subj: [kl] "Toggling the epiglottis"
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 14:58:49 -0400

Funny ya'll are talking about this.
I 'think' this was my method of tonguing for many years. I never could tell
what happened when I articulateda note, but I was pretty sure it wasn't my
tongue hitting the reed. I have learned to tongue the "proper" way but
still sometimes use this "air thing" when I'm lazy.


At 11:38 AM 4/30/02 -0700, you wrote:
>On Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:02:01 -0700 (PDT), (William Wright)
> >
> >I know a middle school student (she attended the dinner when Tony Pay
> >performed in our town) has multiple oral defects, and she articulates
> >purely with her diaphragm or rib cage (not sure which) when she isn't
> >playing legato.
>Breath tonguing. I learned it that way some 35 years ago, and my teacher
>caught it. I continue to use it today. In my case, it happens in the
>presumably by toggling the epiglottis the way most normal folks use the
>I assume there is a special circle of hell reserved for me.
>And, by the way, "Toggling the epiglottis" would be a great name for a punk
>rock band.
>- Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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