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Melodic Tonguing Routine for Trumpet | Exercise of the Week #47

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This “Melodic Tonguing” Routine is part of a longer routine, working on tonguing along the subdivision chain. This excerpt contains the first 3 subdivisions of the beat – quarter notes, eighth notes and eighth note triplets. The full routine will be part of a forthcoming Airflow Music book. More details about that in due course…

The exercises in this routine should be single-tongued, with the sort of smooth and connected approach you would use to play a melody, either in a solo piece or an orchestral excerpt such as “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky. Play the higher keys softly and crescendo as you descend.

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