Does it sound like a cornet ?

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  1. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    A Bach 6 cornet mouthpiece would be quite deep. At least my Bach 6 trumpet mouthpiece is!
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    A Bach 6 trumpet mpc is one of my favs. Mine is so old (c. 1950s) that I had to have it re-plated by Anderson. It and a Blessing 5C are routinely used both for practice and recording. IMO it mellows the tone, but kills much of my high range above the staff as when chosen I seldom need.
     
  3. Lionelsax

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  4. Vulgano Brother

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    There is not a whole lot of difference I can hear between a jazz cornet and jazz trumpet sound. There is no evidence that I know of where early jazz players played with the "classic" cornet sound--if anything, the bodacious new style called for a bright and loud sound. The Getzen cornet, even though it has a Shepherd Crook is a bright instrument and the instrument of choice for Dixieland players. What we end up with is some cornetists that sound brighter than trumpeters.
     
  5. Lionelsax

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    Very interesting, some of them play Eb cornet or maybe piccolo trumpet. I think, the cornet is an underevaluated instrument...
    This is a new video of my dark rotten sound...
    http://youtu.be/jmhDdUkFmZM
    I think it sounds like a very bad flugelhorn.:lol:
    But I love the flugelhorn.
     
  6. Masterwannabe

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    Can I do what I have to do way too often and display my ignorance? I don't think I ever heard the term soprano cornet before, what is it? Is it a 'C' version of a cornet?:dontknow:

    If it is, why don't they just say so.
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    I'm just guessing, but I'm just thinking a lot of the vintage cornets may have been in high key rather than A = 440 as is common now, and thus the term "soprano" came to designate. Then too, with the right mouthpiece they darken to approach a flugel mellow tonation.
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    Soprano cornet in brass band speak is an Eb cornet.
     
  9. Cornyandy

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    And the Winner is Mr Proctor. Eb Soprano Cornet the icing on the Brass Band Cake. Oh and nowt like a Flugel in sound.
     
  10. Masterwannabe

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    Dale,

    Do you have any pictures of such animals? This rather intrigues me, I thought that recording was haunting.
     

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