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|What's the difference between a Trumpet and a Cornet?||Wikipedia Trumpet article - Wikipedia Piccolo Trumpet|
The cornet was invented by adding valves to the post horn in 1814. The
valves allowed for melodic playing throughout the register of the
cornet. Trumpets were slower to adopt the new valve technology, so for
the next 100 years or more, composers often wrote separate parts for
trumpet and cornet. The trumpet would play fanfare-like passages, while
the cornet played more melodic passages. The modern trumpet has valves
that allow it to play the same notes and fingerings as the cornet.
Cornets and trumpets made in a given key (usually the key of Bb) play at the same pitch, and the technique for playing the instruments is nearly identical. However, cornets and trumpets are not entirely interchangeable, as they differ in timbre. Also available, but usually seen only in the brass band, is an Eb soprano model, pitched a fourth above the standard Bb.
Unlike the trumpet, which has a cylindrical bore up until the bell section, the tubing of the cornet has a mostly conical bore, starting very narrow at the mouthpiece and gradually widening towards the bell. Cornets following the 1913 patent of E.A. Couturier can have a continuously conical bore. The conical bore of the cornet is primarily responsible for its characteristic warm, mellow tone, which can be distinguished from the more penetrating sound of the trumpet. The conical bore of the cornet also makes it more agile than the trumpet when playing fast passages, but correct pitching is often less assured. The cornet is often preferred for young beginners as it is easier to hold, with its centre of gravity much closer to the player.
The cornet mouthpiece has a shorter and narrower shank than that of a trumpet so it can fit the cornet's smaller mouthpiece receiver. The cup size is often deeper than that of a trumpet mouthpiece.
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|Current Brand New stock includes||GB MUSIC - GREAT VALUE|
|Rosetti Series 5 Cornet
Suggested Retail Price £249 GB
|Rosetti Series 5 Trombone
Suggested Retail Price £210 GB
|Rosetti Series 5 Trumpet
Suggested Retail Price £215 GB
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|MUTES - Practice, Silent, Performance, Tone - various available||Trumpet, Trombone, Sax etc all normally from stock|
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|Blue Juice Valve Oil
(Last few bottles)
Champion Valve Oil - 50ml Bottle.
Essential addition to any brass player’s accessory kit. Designed specifically to lubricate the valves of trumpets and other brass instruments, it ensures they remain in an optimal condition for longer and perform at their best every time.
Made in the UK - European Safety Standard compliant - Odourless - Long-lasting - Leaves no residue - Thin nozzle dispenser - Child safety cap.
|Cleaning and Polishing Accessories|
BG Care Cloths!
Washable - Lasts up to 5 years
|Trumpet Care Kit (Comes in a handy
Everything you need to keep your instrument in top shape. Includes: valve oil, mouthpiece brush, flexible cleaning brush, valve brush, slide oil, cleaning cloth