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Beginner Tonguing semiquavers

zebrafoot

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Is that how you spell "tonguing"? Just doesn't look right, never mind, you get me drift.

I bought a playalong album the other day and it's rather good actually - Schott Saxophone Lounge Movie Classics. It's a nice mix of stuff with quite good arrangements. "Careless Whisper" is giving me a bit of gyp though because of the semiquavers in the chorus ("I'm never going to dance again...." etc). If I tongue each note individually it sounds a bit laboured, whereas if I try to use my breath pressure to distinguish each note it sounds totally rubbish.

I wouldn't normally tongue every note in a phrase even if not shown legato because it sounds a bit "square". How should I be doing this?
 

Nick Wyver

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Tonguing it very lightly. Legato tonguing - you don't actually stop the sound between each note.
 
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