Trombone – Multiple Tonguing and Playing Fast

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional trombonist Harry Watters demonstrates the double tongue and triple tongue techniques on the trombone.

    Harry Watters here. Are you ready to double tongue and triple tongue? I thought so. Here we go. Now, we were talking about single tonguing earlier which is da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, daa, but when you jump, when you take quantum leap to double tonguing, it is going to be a much different syllable. It is going to be either tak, tak, tak, tako or daga, daga, daga, dagga. I prefer the daga, daga, daga. It sounds a lot cleaner in my book and more sophisticated. Now, let s jump ahead to the triple tonguing which is going to be the following syllables daga da, daga da, daga da, daga da and you can get really, really fast on that. On the next segment, we are going to talk about how to play really, really fast and that is going to be our final segment, the Grand Finale as it were. So, you can t miss that. We are going to be using alternate positions. Everyone say ooh! We are also going to be doing multiple tonguing which is going to be the double tongue daga, daga, daga, daga, daga, daga, da, but it is going to be fast as heck and this is a beautiful love ballad called Flight of the Bumblebee. See you.