Tippy tonguing

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Lesson overview

In this lesson we break away from solid drone playing and get into some more dainty tonguing techniques

Lesson goals

  • Be able to break up solid drone playing by playing this new tippy-tappy-tonguing technique
  • Vary the sound from taps, to toots to drones
  • Try making up a new rhythm with this technique

Training tips

  • Begin by practicing the “tu… tu… tu…” movement and sound
  • Then try adding a very small amount of drone
  • Try more of a tiny toot sound by pronouncing “toop… toop”
  • Experiment with different variations of the tapping sound
  • This technique is all about gentle variations in tongue and lip movements
  • There are no rules here, no right or wrong, just experimenting with a new style of playing

Give it a try, let us know how you go and if you get stuck, post a question in the comments section below