I've been working on second octave cuts and pulled this one out to practice. On the high G in the third measure, I get a "yelp" instead of a clean cut. When I play the cut slowly, I hear what sounds like a low A sound then the high A, indicating I'm not increasing the breath pressure as I move from the D up to the G. Does that cut just take practice or is there trick to making it crisper?
Don't know, walrii. Could be you, or the whistle. Do T2 and T3 cuts the same? If you substitute a ~g3 roll, is it clean? Maybe post a clip for diagnosis?
So is it bad form to tongue occasionally when you have several notes in a row? (For example, if instead of the second tap you tongued the note.)
Not bad form at all. Tongue, cut, tap, roll. Mix it up, be creative. Whatever fits and sounds good.