Widt da

Lesson overview

This is a clever little tongue technique that works on stopping the drone briefly. It is great for creating punchy fast rhythms. This lessons shows you the technique and also a funky rhythm to practice it

Lesson goals

  • Be able to pronounce the “widt” tongue movement to stop the drone while playing
  • Play the rhythm “widt da (B) widt-da (B)…”
  • Speed up this rhythm

Training tips

  • It’s the tongue coming all the way forward to block the air flow that stops the drone
  • The pause in the drone is a great effect when played both slow and fast
  • Try to get a nice clean start to the drone again after the “widt”
  • This rhythm sounds very cool when played fast. Keep increasing your speed to see how fast you can play this rhythm. Remember to keep it controlled with a clear sound
  • Once comfortable with the base rhythm, try and substitute in your favourite sounds to spice it up

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