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Greg Spence

Hey there Wouter, thanks for the question.

It is quite complex to explain in a few words and without seeing what you are actually doing.

I don’t usually use the terms “kick” or “whip” when it comes to releasing the energy with the tongue. I simply want the tongue (whatever way you are articulating) to move independently of everything else in the system.

Now I MUST CLARIFY for those thinking I am incorrect in saying this. This is a DRILL and not to be confused with a stylistic articulation. Quite often, body and tongue work together in sync to give a particular sound effect. What we are working on here is eliminating the sub-conscious connection between tongue and body.

As far as air direction goes, that is purely based on the SHAPE of the “aaahooooh” lips.


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