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When practicing double or triple tonguing, try the following method. a. Practice all single tongue very fast. b. Practice very very slow using the following syllables Tah Tah KA for triple and Tah KA for double, with a huge accent on KA. c. Then practice all KA's all accented. d. Practice slowly as with method 2, and very gradually speed up, continuing to accent. Gradually remove the accent and increase speed.


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Joseph Alessi - Trombonist

JOSEPH ALESSI

Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic

Professor, The Juilliard School

The Gurnee F. and Marjorie L. Hart Chair

Joseph Alessi was appointed Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 1985. He began musical studies in his native California with his father, Joseph Alessi, Sr. As a high school student in San Rafael, California, he was a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony before continuing his musical training at Philadelphia