Cornet Prelude To Learning Trumpet

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  1. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Just because it doesn't particularly apply to the US, doesn't mean that the observation is invalid elsewhere, Mr K. In my old neck of the woods there was, or at least used to be, a marked difference in approach. And, admittedly, a certain amount of prejudice both ways. ;-)
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    IMO not everyone can immediately pull off the switch well, either way between cornet and trumpet or between one of these and any other brass instrument. I do it now, but I'm not acclaiming I do it well ... just passable at the level of musicianship needed for my music. Even between cornet and trumpet there is a drastic change in embouchure requirements moreso than just the change in mouthpieces.
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Bb Long Cornet, (which I hated),1967
    Bb Trumpet, 1973
    C Trumpet, 1977
    Piccolo Trumpet, 1979
    D Trumpet, 1982
    Bb Cornet (1912 Holton), 1985
    Flugelhorn, 1986
    Bb Rotary, 1989
    Natural Trumpet, 1990
    D/Eb Trumpet, 1996

    Instruments retired and new ones bought as needed. Still hate that first Conn Director Cornet, though.
  4. Harry

    Harry New Friend

    Jun 14, 2015
    Oboe, recorder, mouth harmonica, French horn, Alto horn, flugelhorn, Bb trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, A/Bb piccolo, D/Eb trumpet, Eb cornet and since dabling counts, I now dabble with the latter six. This makes me a dabbler of all mezzo and soprano brass, but master of none. Except that my everyday audience (my wife, our three dogs and three horses, the local chipmonks and cayotes) all think that I am terrific on all these horns. In fact the cat, dogs and cayotes all sing along, albeit very out of tune. Or maybe they are in-tune and I am not...... LOL ........
    Oh, BTW, a few years ago I bought and started playing a set of keyed mouth harmonicas and I also just ordered a student flute.
    I am also thinking on borrowing my son's clarinet to dabble with it.
    So stay tuned (pun intended) ........
  5. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

    ♠♥CORNET♣♦ Pianissimo User

    Oct 18, 2014
    New Jersey
    trumpet first then cornet.
  6. Culbe

    Culbe Forte User

    Jul 25, 2014
    2011 - 2013, cornet.
    2013 - current, trumpet.
    2014 - current, C trumpet.
    2015 - current, Flugel :play:

    I also do a good amount of dabbling.
  7. nieuwguyski

    nieuwguyski Forte User

    Aug 9, 2004
    Santa Cruz County, CA
    1974 - 1993, 2000, 2013 - present, trombone
    1977 - 1985, tuba & euphonium
    1981 - present, cornet
    1982 - present, flugelhorn
    1990 - present, trumpet

    I borrowed trumpets as needed before I finally bought one.
  8. larry newman

    larry newman Piano User

    Dec 22, 2005
    North Tonawanda, NY, USA
    Cornet in third grade, then trumpet.

    Cornet again, in British brass band. All my mp are for trumpet are cornet, with adapter.
  9. Churchman

    Churchman Mezzo Piano User

    Apr 26, 2012
    Trumpet, French Horn, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel.

    But now only the trumpet.

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