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Te Ke Te Ke Te - A Method for Double and Triple Tonguing for Flute


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“Lots of articulation!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member -
This well-organised book has much to recommend it despite the hefty price tag. It has very clear instructions on exactly how to tongue and there is much emphasis on slow practice which is unusual for a book of this kind. The exercises for both double and triple tonguing are very thorough and interspersed with studies of various lengths. Slurring patterns are also covered and there are sections on improving endurance and basic orchestral repertoire. This is a good and solid manual to work through and will suit some players really well indeed.

Our Description

Isabelle Ory has developed a program for understanding and mastering the technique of double and triple-tonguing - a technique indispensable for playing the instrument's repertory.

The musical texts incorporated in this volume serve as a support, or pretext for working on the various aspects of the technique.

Double and triple-tonguing should be learned as soon as the student becomes aware that single tonguing T T is no longer fast enough to match finger speed and tempo requirements - generally at the end of the 1st cycle or beginning of the 2nd.

The method is also suitable for more advanced flautists who wish to improve.
Arranged in 5 sections, it was conceived for study in chronological order following the development of the contents.

(I. Double-tonguing - II.Triple-tonguing - III. Alternating "double/triple" - IV. Improving endurance - V. Repertory)

French, English and German texts


Difficulty guide: 6-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Category: Flute Study Books
Publisher: Editions Van de Velde
Publisher's reference: VV287
Our Stock Code: 1055498
Media Type: Paperback