Gallay Study No. 12

This delightfully lyrical study could comfortably pass as an aria of hope or aspiration from an opera by Donizetti. The way we breathe and control phrases will be of key importance. It is our task to reflect various changes of character in the work, through varying the sound and sympathetically knitting melodic lines together.

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Articulation 10

In this exercise, the aim is to focus on triple tonguing (DGD), but as a double tongue action (DGD GDG). I have kept to a fairly simple system here, where we can explore exactly what it is that our minds and muscles need to cope with. The more relaxed and free the throat is, the greater the chances of success. As we are attempting to train both brain and tongue to work together, slow and simple would appear to be the preferred start to this form of triple tonguing.

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