Stephen Shoop

Low Brass Articulation

Low Brass Articulation


(Clinic Outline)


 Definition of Terms




Relationship between the two terms



(1) Recommended tonguing syllables (consonant-vowel)

(2) Touch spot

(3) Tongue-air combination

(4) Agility, evenness, and consistency

(5) Clarity

(6) Staying relaxed


Finer Points


(7) Articulation and musical style

(8) Moving from “t” to “d” syllable as speed increases

(9) Multiple tonguing

(10) Breath articulation


Final Thoughts


Tonguing syllable vs. Counting syllable

Detecting and correcting articulation/tonguing problems

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