noun[mass noun] Music
A technique in which alternate movements of the tongue are made (typically as in sounding ttk) to facilitate rapid playing of a wind instrument.
- Double and triple tonguing permit the non-legato execution of more rapid passages of music and facilitate the repetition of notes far more rapidly than is possible with single tonguing.
- Articulations on both double and triple tonguing will vary from low register to high register.
- Learn to control double and triple tonguing for fast passages - especially on the trombone.
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