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Triple Tongue Building Blocks
In this exercise, the aim is to focus on triple tonguing (DGD), but as a double tongue action (DGD GDG).
The more relaxed and free the throat is, the greater the chances of success.
With your tongue remaining close to the points of contact in the mouth as much as possible, just talk through the first two bars:
DGD G, DGD G, DGDGDG D D D, DGD G, DGD G, DGDGDGDGD G.
I have repeated the first four bars of the exercise for familiarity and either without or with the flute, this can be rolled out as often as you wish (the more the merrier, but perhaps not whilst queuing for a bus). Start slowly in order to encourage all parties to cooperate comfortably.
As always, we have to be realistic and accept the fact that Rome was not built in a day.
Progress may well be slow and not necessarily that obvious, but with diligence it will eventually be there, whilst at the same time, perseverance will also become a new friend.
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