double touinging?

double touinging?    04:00 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008          

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Posted by danishgirl

I've been playing clarinet for a few months and I've become very good at it.
i have asked my teacher about double tounging but she says it isn't importent to learn and she isn't able to do it herself. Are you sharing the same opinion? is it importent to learn or not?
i hope you will answer

Re: double touinging?    16:58 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008          

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Posted by laeta_puella

double tonguing is difficult on clarinet. i think most players don't. i'd say you shouldn't worry about it, especially for only being a few months into playing.

Re: double touinging?    17:10 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008          

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Posted by jvanullen

I personally double tounge. My teacher hasn't the faintest idea how. Most people don't, but if you can...It's never really a bad thing.

Re: double touinging?    17:17 on Wednesday, January 30, 2008          

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Posted by JOhnlovemusic

Double tongueing does not need to be very difficult. It is easier for people who use the "French" tongueing technique and more difficult, if not impossible, for people who use the "American" technique. My clarinet students prefer the sound of the "American tongue technique and use that except on the rare occaission they need to double tongue - which has only come up with my college level students.

So, yes it is do-able. But as stated earlier by someone else it is not a good investment of your time until you have all your basics down and you are doing music advanced enough to need it.


Re: double touinging?    15:33 on Sunday, April 27, 2008          

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Posted by tmheimer

I have a freind who does it. Sounds like he's eating a sock. The book I have composed "Clarinet Secrets" will help one develope lightning fast single tonguing. Hopefully it will be published soon.


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