Topic: oboe stacatto concepts
I am interested to hear how different players/teachers describe the physical actions of playing stacatto. I get a lot of young students who stop the note with the tongue- "tut" and it is one of the first habits I try to break. I know this can be used in specific situations, but generally is not the standard for stacatto.
I was taught to do stacatto by a pulse or rather ending the note with air. kind of like saying HA! but starting with the tongue. The air briefly stops. I was speaking to another oboist who said "no, don't ever stop the air". I am not sure if I actually do stop the air, especially in fast passages. Any ideas on how to best describe this articulation?