5 Areas Where Most Trumpet Players Go Wrong- Tonguing

The tongue servers more than one function when playing a brass instrument as indicated below- The tongue acts as a valve to open and control the air flow from the lunges to the lips. The tongue affects the final tone quality or timbre of the sound of the instrument. The tongue, through raising and lowering in the mouth cavity controls the velocity of the exiting air stream which affects the various ranges one performs in. The tongue facilitates rearticulating of rapidly tongued notes. The tongue can affect styling changes such as recognizable jazz articulation. The tongue is the only part…