Sunday, February 1, 2009

Synthetic Speed Tonguing article by Clark W Fobes

San Francisco-based mouthpiece maker and performer Clark W Fobes has written a great article, "Synthetic Speed Tonguing," which is posted on his website.

Fobes, like many clarinetists, found that his top speed single-tonguing was not quite fast enough to get him through excerpts like the Mendelssohn "Scherzo," and began looking at double-tonguing as a solution. This article describes his method of using double-tonguing technique combined with single tonguing to increase speed and relaxation of the tongue. With step-by-step instructions for learning the technique, and many musical examples, this is worth reading for anyone who has struggled with their single tonguing speed, or has advanced students dealing with this issue.

No comments: