November 01st, 2011
When working on developing speed in double and triple tonguing, keep in mind that the tongue needs to be as relaxed as possible..and since the tongue is one of the stronger muscles in our body, it takes extra awareness to keep the tongue light and precise. Remember that the main articulation syllable for single tonguing, TU, comes from the French, and not our English word Too, which puts the tongue in a very different position. The syllables DE GE work best for double tonguing quickly. Experiment and work on articulating the same pitches before working on running double tonguing, or different pitches for each tongue stroke, of course always with the metronome.