My question may seem a bit strange, but my background consists of a lot of lower brass (started on trombone, then bassoon, then tuba and baritone) and, 35 years later, the cornet (for now)... I recently decided to start recording myself with other music and I find it very difficult to play the cornet I have in tune with others. The 'A' slide is particularly problematic. Is it normal to have to relay more on embouchure with 'upper brass'? Or was I just a really crappy tuba player who didn't know it at the time. Is this what is meant by the term 'slotting' notes; that when playing the notes tend to 'hit' in tune on the attack or slur? I also want to know what to expect when I take delivery on a Getzen 700 Eterna II (made circa 2002) - compared to the York PerfecTone I have been playing (made in 1915). I know a lot will depend on finding the proper MP but, all things equal, what will the Getzen feel like after the York? Will I likely find it easier to intonate a trumpet vs. a cornet, a Getzen vs. a York, or a 2002 vs. a 1915? Sorry for all the q's but I am struggling a bit with this intonation. I'm used to it (or was) on the farting bedpost but did not expect it so much in a brass instrument. Thanks as usual for any and all help!