Does your Bb fit? Is fit important?

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  1. Vulgano Brother

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    Just ask the people in England what they think about Americans.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    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!
     
  3. Dale Proctor

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    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...:-)
     
  4. Comeback

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    +2! I still clearly remember that shiny new Holton Galaxy cornet that I got as a 6th grader. It fit me pretty well, too!
    Jim
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    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.
     
  6. Dale Proctor

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    Yeah, we know about your skewed mind...ROFL ROFL ROFL

    Lots of cornet hate on the site today. That usually just means the person has never played a good one.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    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!
     
  8. VetPsychWars

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    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.

    Tom
     
  9. Buck with a Bach

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    Never played a cornet until two years ago, been on trumpets since day one otherwise:roll::oops:
     
  10. Ed Lee

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    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.
     

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