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Clarinet Lessons: Double Tonguing

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Now many people have asked me
before about double tonguing.
Double tonguing is
the technique where we use
a combination of the tonguing
plus the tongue and
the throat to create more
multiple articulations.
Such as thinking
I think that can be a very,
very valuable tool when we're
playing especially passages that
require a lot of articulation.
And the clarinet, usually articulations
that it goes like that it's usually okay,
especially for emergencies.
And it is something that some
people do quite well but
it's usually not the quality of
the articulation, as of right now,
still is not quite up to par with
a good single time articulation.
So what I would recommend is you can
practice it with a taka taka taka,
so at the beginning you have
to be thinking just that,
how we used to do that articulation.
D D D D D D, and then Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga.
[SOUND] and then you can do it,
little by little.
But it's like Da Ga Da Ga Da Ga Da Ga,
Di Gi Di Gi Di Gi Di Gi,
Di Gi Di Gi Di Gi Di Gi.
Okay and
always trying to do it slowly of course.
I just did it,
let me try to do it a little slower so
it's like di,di,di, gi,gi,gi.
And when we combine them
So you see then it becomes like that.
I'm not really a proficient on it.
I'm not a big believer on it.
So I always have tried to practice much
more of the single tonguing because and
the double tonguing you have to have good
quality of articulation and basically your
double tongue or your triple tongue
would be always depending upon
how good your single-tonguing is, in order
to get the quality of the sound going.
So my,
I say I might as well spend the time and
do it the right way and
try to get the tonguing faster.
Now, is it easy?
No, its something that you have
to try to continue to develop but
I will say, just like in everything,
if you want great double tonguing you have
to try to get great single tonguing first.