Tonguing

Tonguing is a technique used with wind instruments to enunciate different notes using the tongue on the reed or woodwind mouthpiece or brass mouthpiece. A silent `tee` is made when the tongue strikes the reed or roof of the mouth causing a slight breach in the air flow through the instrument. If a more soft tone is desired, the syllable `da` (...
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tonguing

(from the article `instrumentation`) ...For instance, on many, tremolos can be played on two different notes. Some wind instruments—and the flute is particularly agile in this ...
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Tonguing

• (vb. n.) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer`s tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In single tonguing only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid `t;` in double tonguing, two strokes, as for `t` and `k,` are alternated; in triple tonguing, `t, k, t,` etc. • (p. pr. & vb. n...
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Tonguing

Tongu'ing verbal noun (Music) Modification of tone for a rapid staccato effect by the performer's tongue, in playing a wind instrument, as a flute. In single tonguing only one kind of stroke is used, the tongue articulating a rapid 't;' in double tonguing , two strokes, as for 't' a...
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Tonguing

Controlling the start of a note in a brass or woodwind instrument with the tongue.
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