Trumpet/trumpet vs. cornet


Gregster wrote at 2015-11-02 19:34:08
Correct! Trumpet basically 'cylindrical' bore while a cornet is 'conical'....The vibrating column of air,however, is the same in both ,if the bore,measured at the second slide,is the same.....a small bore (peashooter) does not automatically add range to the upper tessitura of the horn.This is  embrochure driven.No short cut to Cat Anderson range, although he used a rather abberant MP! Practice on the basics (Long tones chromatically up and down the scale) You would be amazed what a few hours of practice a day will do!!


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

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Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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