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« on: Jan 12, 2018, 12:20AM »

I have been reading Homer Simpsons trombone web site, and he suggests we should start our notes with "Doh"
What do you think ???

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 12, 2018, 12:41AM »

Probably good for low notes (tongue is relatively low).  But don't emulate the whole of Homer's expression; the note has to be more than a quick "peck" most of the time.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 12, 2018, 01:23AM »

Getting good co-ordination between air flow and tongue movement is crucial for producing a good sound and it is really important to avoid using the tongue too heavily this is a really common problem with trombonists.  With single tonguing you can experiment with using different sounds such as dah, gah, too, doo, goo etc and this will give a variety of subtleties when using single tonguing.
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Players do tongue in many different ways. Dho is surely very good for some. For you? Maybe maybe not, there is not a sngel right way to tongue. Actually there are many good pro trombone players thinking "Dho" for articulation.

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« Reply #3 on: Jan 12, 2018, 01:30AM »

The only difference in English between D and T is that D is a voiced consonant (you are vocalizing while you do it).

I don't like "oh" much. To make the vowel "oh" you are mainly manipulating your lips from an "ah" vowel. Just think "ah," which is much more natural.

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2018, 04:24AM »

Maybe try some different things and see what works for you. It can be different for different registers. Less is often more when it comes to tongue. You could also use music styles and phrasing to guide you. Nothing is wrong with doh if it works for you.


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