I was given a cornettino... anyone know anything about them?

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  1. christineka

    christineka Pianissimo User

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    The cornetto was a predesessor of the trumpet back in the renaissance times. The cornettino is a smaller version. I've found a group to play early music with. They don't want everyone to be playing recorder... They gave me a cornettino to figure out. I'm a trumpet player and I have a fingering chart. Just looking to see if there's anything else out there to help me with my new instrument.
     
  2. Conntribution

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    You'll have to watch your intonation - these weird things tend to be waa off...
     
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    I was gonna add. Years ago...before the Internet age I was seduced by the dual charms of early music, and an early music practitioner. She played the viol, and my heartstrings with equal facility and ├ęclat.

    Susato, Pretorius, Monteverdi, Okeghem, Agricola and Taverner were as familiar to me as Bix and Louis. It didn't last.
    Thus I returned to my early love....Jazz. But the Renaissance music left a lasting, though bittersweet memory.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Well played the cornetto sounds like a tiny trumpet, played like I play it, it sounds like a tuning-bell trumpet without the bell. :oops:
     
  6. christineka

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    I read somewhere that cornetto players were among the highest paid musicians of the period...I hope the ensemble is following that tradition with you.
     
  9. MartinRooney

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    Jeremy West has a book out, "How to Play the Cornett", works fine for cornettino as well.
     
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