Trumpet Topics

Improved Single-tonguing
in 15 Minutes Per Day
Part 3

This Trumpet Topic page is the third of a series of postings related to improving one's single tonguing. Like so many of our trumpet techniques, great improvement can be seen in our single-tonguing if we simply discipline ourselves to devoting just a few minutes every single day to the development or maintenence of this technique.

I hope that you have incorporated the basic exercises from my past two web pages of this series into your daily practice routine. I suggest that you first go through your own warm-up routine, then play these tonguing exercises before you procede with the rest of your practicing. Be sure that you always practice these tonguing exercises with a metronome.

The following exercise has even longer groupings of sixteenth notes than in the previous exercises:

Rest briefly, then continue with the following exercise. The tempo has now been increased to mm=132.

Take another brief rest then continue. This exercise is for trumpet in C. This series of exercises will gradually lead up to performing the opening excerpt from Ravel's Piano Concerto in G:

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