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With the tip of tongue slightly strike the upper teeth! " Always first mastering Low "G," then in a like manner attack and sustain the other notes of the scale singly, commencing softly and gradually increasing the sound until it is very loud, then let it die away.
The next exercise is opposite to the first. Strike the tones very softly and sharply. This is called "Staccato." Gradually increase the force of the tones until loud, then diminish, and always as short as possible.
The slur is not much used, but the exercise on the slur is very helpful to the lips. The slur "Up" is harder to perform than the slur "Down." To slur "Up" attack the first note easily and force the lip to carry the tone to the next note. Do not move mouthpiece. To slur "Down" relax the tension on the lips.
Double tonguing consists of pronouncing silently the syllables "TU, KU." The "KU" occurring more frequently than in triple tonguing makes it harder to perform. Accent strongly the "KU" slowly and equally and then faster.
Triple tonguing is learned before double tonguing because it is simpler and because in trumpet music it is used very frequently. Pronounce the syllables "TU, TU, KU" as staccato as is possible, accenting strongly on the "KU," as this is weaker than the "TU" it must have more stress.
"Time" is all essential for the sounding of the trumpet, and one must learn its proper value. The march is always commenced by advancing the left foot forward and then the right, hence the beat is always with the left foot.
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