Hi all, I have been searching through the forums a bit and can't seem to find much on posture for the cornet. I might not be using the correct term, so, maybe someone can put me right if that's the case. So, here's what I'm talking about: It's now the summer season, and, I reckon, therefore the best time to try and fix some niggling problems. I'm a comeback player of about 18months and still settling in and getting in shape. I have been thinking about my posture. When I play with the cornet at about 45-degrees below horizontal, I get a secure articulation (most of the time!) but begin to noticeably lose quality and security in slotting the notes as I move both down to the bottom of the range and up towards the top of my range (G-G#-A above the stave). When I lift the cornet to just about the horizontal with my eyeline, I get a much fuller, open sound across the range and am more secure in both the top and bottom range, but, funnily, seriously lose security in slotting the notes right in the middle of the stave! I know that everyone is completely different, but it just seems an intriguing sort of mish-mash. Of course, the answer might be to pivot the cornet as required, but I don't want to look like some sort of demented fidget sitting in the back-row, and I don't know of any quality players who pivot like a madman whilst moving around the stave. Any thoughts about cornet posture?