Cornett invented in New World

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  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I was watching this video, about flutes and prehispanic instruments, when he played something that looks like a ceramic Cornett. If that is the case and cornetts weren't invented in Europe until 1500's ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBU_jPYgSA
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  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

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    One could equally well say that it looks like a small pot didgeridoo with a few holes in it. Buzzed aerophones have been around for thousands of years. I think the term cornet/cornett is quite confused enough as it is.
     
  3. BernArt

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    ...It confirms that humans from all cultures and regions of the Earth have always been discovering and "re-discovering" the same principles in order to produce sounds and make music. I think all music instruments are finally like a huge family where all members are related to each other even when thousands of miles or years exist among them...
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    The cornett was gifted to several civilizations by space aliens.










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  5. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    a ceramic pot didgeridoo thing would probably be of the ocarina family.
     
  6. SmoothOperator

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    I see what you are saying, since it wasn't invented in the Old World, then the term Cornett is inappropriate, the actuall name for it is some Mayan or Aztec word.
     
  7. Bochawa!!!

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    like "argileh" maybe?

    Actually, that was pretty cool. I like the gravity feed penny whistle at the end.
     
  8. SmoothOperator

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    Yeah, when I was at Chichen Itza, I picked up a jaguar whistle, which is similar to the death whistle in the video but lower pitched, and a eagle hawk whistle. Which prompted me to do some research on Mayan music.
     
  9. gordonfurr1

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    "The cornett was gifted to several civilizations by space aliens"...

    I thought the alien fathers brought us the trumpet...and the cornett was a human devolution...At least that's what I surmised by reading these trumpet sites. Don't EVEN speculate where flugelhorns began...suffice to say I guess they AROSE from the depths.











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  10. gordonfurr1

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    Would not a musical piece played on an Incan aerophone be an 'Incantation"?
     

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