Cornetto Practice

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I have been back at the cornetto again. I'll write a little about it. I think one of the most rewarding aspects is being able to feel the instrument centering the tone itself, which is much subtler than a trumpet. One thing I have noticed between an acorn type and a trumpet type mouthpiece, is that the tone for the trumpet type seems much more subdued and mellow, which I wasn't expecting. I expected the smaller mouth piece to color the tone more. Anyway, I think practicing a trumpet mouthpiece on a cornetto is good tone practice for the trumpet, I can hear more of the sounds the lips are making. One thing I am wondering is if there are any (easy)song books specifically for cornetto.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    I always liked the little German duet books for recorders, period stuff (and with some tunes playable by natural trumpets) and mostly in C major. I've small hands and even on the cornetto muto the forked fingerings are a pain. My experience was that I sounded like a tunable bell trumpet without the bell, and I'm sure the music world is happy I don't play cornetto in public.
     
  3. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I am trying for the four valve piccolo trumpet pedal tone sound. With the smaller mouthpiece, natural fundamental and fewer enharmonics, it seems a parallel.
     

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