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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Comeback, Mar 4, 2013.
Just ask the people in England what they think about Americans.
There are some good ergonomic reasons for starting youngsters on pocket trumpets, cornet and those short trombones that only go to sixth position. (Many a trombonist plays with a skewed angle because their arms were too short to get to seventh position without some antics.)
My parents took the advice of the music store guy and got me a cornet. I didn't want to be a cornetist--I wanted to be a trumpet player just like Herb Alpert!
Mine did, too, but at the time, I don't think I knew the difference between a cornet and a trumpet. I did know who Herb Alpert was, though...
+2! I still clearly remember that shiny new Holton Galaxy cornet that I got as a 6th grader. It fit me pretty well, too!
I agree with the above -- my arms are short like MISTY's -- and the trombone I play, I have to bend the wrist and contort sideways a bit to get the 7th position. NOW AS FAR AS TRUMPETS ( I think the cornets are stuffy little instruments -- I have 2 of them and although my arms are not so stretched out like on the trumpet -- MY MIND is SKEWED such that I really dislike cornets)
NOW --- I have a shorter trumpet (Holton Collegiate) it plays nice, I have several trumpets, they all play nice --- but my MIND is such that I sound better and enjoy playing my KING SILVER FLAIRS. Albeit the King 2055T (newer model) is quite heavy, and does not slot - as well as my older KING 1055 pre UMI Flair. I actually can get 1 note higher on the pre UMI vs the 2055 ------------BUT I PLAY THEM BOTH - and LOVE THEM BOTH ------- this is only followed by a LA OLDS SUPER. but I contest that WE ADAPT TO THE HORN THAT FITS OUR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL ----- no matter what the trumpet may be.
Yeah, we know about your skewed mind...
Lots of cornet hate on the site today. That usually just means the person has never played a good one.
I have a great 1895 Holton and it is fun to play, but with the deep cup that I use it sounds like a cornet. Real cornets are a blast to play, but as mentioned before they can't replace trumpets. No hate, but, uhh, this is a trumpet forum!
I had the exact opposite experience. I was pretty small for a ten-year old, and yet, since no one told me that my grandfather's heavy Buescher trumpet was too big for me, I just played it.
Never played a cornet until two years ago, been on trumpets since day one otherwise
And here I am toting around a Holton Collegiate cornet that Ivan has modified with a trumpet mouthpiece receiver. Well, IMO it now doesn't sound like either cornet or trumpet ... but I like it and it likes my Bach 6 and K5C. Too, it gives me "lip time" with less wind demand, and my declining wind I must conserve so I can continue breathing.