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by Jack Cici
(87 posts)
10 years ago

How to flutter tongue

Hi i'd like to know how to flutter tongue, any suggestion? thanks David

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  1. by SCALLYBRACKET
    (1 post)

    9 years ago

    Re: How to flutter tongue

    I can not roll my r's does this mean that I will not bealbe to learn how to flutter tounge?

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    1. by golferguy675
      (600 posts)

      9 years ago

      Re: How to flutter tongue

      First actually sit down and practice rolling your r's. It's at the back of your tounge and the soft pallete, just relax your jaw, and try it. If your tounge is just too stiff to do it at all, then yes, it's probably going to be pretty unlikely that you'll suceed in flutter tounging, but there's only one way to find out...try it.

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  2. by golferguy675
    (600 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: How to flutter tongue

    Before flutter tounging, you should learn how to growl.

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    1. by Hexaclon
      (90 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: How to flutter tongue

      Huy golferguy, Have any exercises for the growl. I think I know how to flutter tongue, but I don't know how to growl. Is that possible or am I just doing another thing? Thanks Hex

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      1. by golferguy675
        (600 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: How to flutter tongue

        It's possible. Flutter tounge is more advanced, but you probably jutst get the convcept more. Flutter tounge is with your tongue, but the growl is with the back of the roof of your mouth and the back of your tongue, behind the mouthpiece. Go back a few pages in this forum, and you'll find a couple really big threads on growling, therell be plenty of tips there.

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        1. by Hexaclon
          (90 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          Ooo cool Thanks Hex

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        2. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          yeah hex, golfergus right you should read the growl threads.i've read , but i still can't growl.any suggestions?

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        3. by Spike
          (248 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          can you growl without a sax? it's pretty simmilar, so try to do that into the sax. then just practice it, as it can take years to get a good growl. Flutter tongueing is like rolling your rs onto the reed. i can't do it. i also can't roll my rs-_-

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        4. by Jack Cici
          (87 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          yeah i've already tried the growl into sax thing but i guess i'll just have to keep trying. thanks DAVID

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        5. by jazzax
          (30 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          Growling is just humming while you play your horn. Don't make if more difficult than it is. You can play around with trying to harmonize notes you sing with notes you play, but generally, this isn't necessary if you are just trying to get that growling tone. Flutter tonguing is literally fluttering your tongue while you're playing your horn...sort of like rolling a spanish "R" sound, fluttering your tongue against the roof of your mouth. Generally, growling is a more musical embellishment. It sounds especially good on alto...listen to Phil Woods and Cannonball, they use it very tastefully and to great effect. Like any effect like this, a little goes a long way. Have fun!

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        6. by golferguy675
          (600 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: How to flutter tongue

          I guess since we've made another full thread out of this topic, I'll post again. There are a couple ways of growling. The one jazzsax mentioned takes more throat control, you have to open your throat and more scream than hum, somewhere in the middle of the two. Then there's the first way I mentioned.

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