The Low

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by geetarman, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. geetarman

    geetarman New Friend

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    Am I alone in my love of the sound of the lower register of the cornet? All that noodling in the uppers never grabbed me as much...
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    Not if you're happy playing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th parts on cornet OR a bass instrument. Still, you should be solid to a C on second ledger line above the staff on cornet.
     
  3. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    If you are using the cornet as a solo instrument you can play in what ever register you want, I've got G above the C you mention Ed but I don't especially like playing much above the G an octave below because that is where the cornet sound is at its best in my opinion anyway from. Leave the real high stuff for the trumpet sop cornet and piccs
     
  4. geetarman

    geetarman New Friend

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    I can, just really prefer the lower end of the range. Just sounds more pleasing to me, I guess
     
  5. geetarman

    geetarman New Friend

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    Although a "bass cornet" might be interesting:cool: although I guess that would just be a euphonium!
     
  6. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    Same...spot on advice.
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    One of my favorite jobs ever was playing 3rd trumpet in a symphony orchestra after winning the chair. I loved the part about being a bridge to the horns and trombones, barking out low notes, sometimes getting solos (depending on the composer, third trumpet is actually the lead part). It's one of those positions where one can be both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    Even nicer is the mid to low register on a cornet in A...;-)
     
  9. drmctchr

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    I'm with you, geetarman. Last year I bought a nice flugelhorn (Kanstul 1525) and have been enjoying low register tunes ... like ballads from the 30s, 40s and 50s ... (such as "Serenade in Blue"). Am not playing in any group ... but it sounds great alone in the shower.
     
  10. Rapier

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    Doesn't the soapy water make it hard to hold? ROFL
     

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