P4 - B5


  • Tongue and slur notes at a steady (regular) pulse:
    • using an appropriate tongue position for the instrument
    • coordinating tongue with fingers with more ease and control at a variety of tempi and over a larger compass
    • playing with clarity and more flexibility, using a variety of articulations, (including accents) and finger patterns

Show learners how to coordinate tongue and fingers with ease and control, at a variety of tempi and over a large range.

Using scales, arpeggios and pieces, encourage learners to develop control of different articulations at increasing tempi.

Ask learners to experiment to find the appropriate pattern of articulation to match the requirements of the music.

Provide opportunities for learners to evaluate, discuss and improve their articulation.

A wide range of repertoire can act as a powerful stimulus to develop these techniques.

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