Posted by jeff on April 07, 2002 at 15:37:58:
In Reply to: Re: Re: low register articulation posted by Elliot on April 06, 2002 at 23:20:24:
Actually, for the first 5 years I played, I articulated using only air, with no tongue. The results were less than exemplary.
I know it's taking your statement to an extreme, but obviously the tongue must come into play in quality articulation.
I think that if anything, "Concept solves all" would be a better statement, where concept refers to a really well defined idea of how the articulation should sound. We as players have to learn to use the air (90%) and tongue(10%) to match the sound in our heads (100%).
Just my own 2%.