How Does He Do It?
Here is a Kim Wilson trill. [Apologies for not writing in tabulature.]
1 2 3 4 5 6
C/D E/G G/B C/D E/F G/A
Blow ^^trill^^ blk continuous
The blow/6 G is continuous. The trill is between blow/3 and blow/4
(G<->C). The 5 hole is always blocked. It's played on the IV chord of
the progression, C in key of G, making for a trilled C chord, i.e.
G steady on top, G/C trilling below, giving alternating octave and 5th
intervals. (A very distinctive sound for a trill.)
Mechanically, the 6 hole must receive continuous air, the 5 hole must
always be blocked. The 3 and 4 holes alternate.
What's the embouchure and tongue position? Clearly the tongue must
block the 4; and the right side of the embouchure must remain fixed.
How then does he go (block 3, open 4), (open 3, block 4)? Does the man
have a forked tongue? Two tongues?
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