Re: "Flap tonguing vs. double tonguing?"
All I know of it is from what Mr. Ullery said one time in a master class I attended in c. 2004. Basically he said that he essentially figured it out on his own after he joined the SPCO since it couldn't single tongue fast enough and couldn't double tongue cleanly in all registers he needed for the baroque stuff SPCO did. So he figured it out. He did say that it is very difficult to control when you first start to do it. I for one have attempted it maybe once a year since then and failed so miserably every time that I pretty much have given up on it. I can pretty much do a standard double tongue anywhere (some notes in the upper tenor register not so much, but the bottom 5th is no problem) so I'm not terribly motivated to learn the technique.
Last edited by Trent (2010-02-20 20:12:12)
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