Holding an English-style cornet

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B-Flat Cat, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    The advice I was given was "Hold her lightly and kiss her gently".

    Regards, Stuart.
  2. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Sweet answer Stuart.
  3. B-Flat Cat

    B-Flat Cat Pianissimo User

    Sep 9, 2010
    A stange thing has happened since I started this thread back in October just a couple of days after getting the new horn: I have played twelve two-hour rehearsals, five concerts, and eleventy-upteen hours of practice with the cornet and, wonders of wonders, my left hand no longer hurts from gripping the horn, even when I hold it with all my fingers above the third valve slide and let the bell rest on my index finger. Weird things happen when I just practice. I seem to be playing better as well. :play:;-)

    By the way, tedh1951, you pretty much told me this would happen. Thanks.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013

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