Piccolo Trumpet, Cornetto and Baroque Music

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    There is simply no market for a saxhorn anymore - except for the handful of players involved in period performance practice.

    If brass instruments were intended to have "holes", the good lord would have made the steel process similar to the swiss cheese process. He didn't and we are really all better off for it.

    The cornetto in its original form had a wonderful tone easily modulated. It can almost "speak" like a human.
     
  2. turtlejimmy

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    When the horn starts "speaking" to you, like a human, you know it's time for a break from practicing. You've been at it too long! :lol:


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  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    When your horn starts talking, it is impossible to put it down, you finally have spent ENOUGH time!
     
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  4. Sterling

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    Rowuk, I know there isn't much need for saxhorns anymore, but have you seen how much keyed bugles go for on eBay? I don't play mine much, a seven keyed C with a pigtail bflat crook, but it has eventually paid for itself.
     

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