by John Coffin

When I first learned, I did ALL my tonguing between the teeth, onto the lips. I've seen this described as 'English tonguing' someplace or other.

It gave me a very clean attack and release. But, ironically, I think it helped keep me from developing my high range. Keeping my teeth so far apart made for a very spacious mouth. Good for a big tone, but limiting my ability to use the tongue arch to slur or play high.

Posted on Feb 4, 2018, 1:03 PM

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