Flute Punch

Basic Articulation

Posted on: September 14, 2008

Courtesy of Ann Yasinitsky, Clinical Assistant Professor of Music, Washington State University

Many different syllables are useful for various tongue strokes. I generally prefer to use a “ta” for crisp attacks and staccato tonguing. The placement of the tongue must be behind the teeth, between the gum and ridge lines. For legato tonguing, I find that the syllable “daw” works well. For a soft attack, use “pu.”

from “A Little Bit About Flute Playing”

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