Mary Johnston Letellier
MJL Warm Ups: Tongue Flub
Here is a great articulatory warm up. It frees up the tongue and helps you find laryngeal movement that is released from tongue entanglements. Plus it’s a very silly sound to make! It's sure to put a smile on your face- or your student's!
Unlike a lip trill, this tongue flub requires thoughtful, released engagement of the musculature of the tongue tip while releasing and allowing the back of the tongue to float into a good singing position. It requires a great deal of concentration the first time you do it- and perhaps more to keep from laughing. This belongs in any articulatory warm up series. Enjoy!