Which is better?

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    I received a Yamaha YCR233S cornet from my teacher it suffered from light student abuse and a few stuck slides it doesn't matter because I fixed them up. My main horn is a Yamaha YTR1335s trumpet.
    I got a jazz band rehearsal tomorrow but I would like to give this cornet a go. do you think the trumpet will be better or the cornet? Because we got 5 trumpets lot of saxs and a trombone. We are playing Fever, Watermelon man,woodchoppers ball,mercy mercy mercy, sing sing sing.
     
  2. gunshowtickets

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    I'd bring the cornet, but that's just my own preference.
     
  3. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    I would use the cornet, if your director says it's ok. You will probably not be able to play as high comfortabley but after a while your range will transfer. I personally since I have got some cornets I can't pit them down
     
  4. Dennis78

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    Pretty generous teacher
     
  5. Peter McNeill

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    Big Band /Jazz Band with section - Trumpet.

    You could have a Bach 184 or Besson Sovereign - they won't work in Big Band either. Trumpet for Sing Sing Sing -
     
  6. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    2 cornet recommendations versus Trumpet recommendation??
    Which will win?
     
  7. Peter McNeill

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    Take the cornet - and you will lose. Not my problem Mate - there's no competition in this.
     
  8. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    Not playing in a Brass band the only time I play cornet is if I am playing trumpet in orchestra and we get old music with cornet parts. (1930s Selmer paris, 1950s Olds Super, 1960s, Conn 80A, 1990,s Besson Soverign cornets.)

    For Big band currently playing Holton ST301, you might get away with a long cornet with a trumpet style mouthpiece.

    Regards, Stuart,
     
  9. SteveRicks

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    Take both and give the cornet a try if you like. Remember that the part says trumpet, however.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    If you want to be heard, trumpet. If you just want to noodle, cornet.
     

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