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  1. Paul_Davies

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    Absolutely. I do love the cornet but im not married to it lol. Yes it seems alot of people start out on cornet then change which I never thought of before. The band i play in were looking for cornets which was a big reason i wanted to join as there was a seat for me. I visited Cuba once...
  2. Paul_Davies

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    Yes thats an interesting thought. Currently on 3rd cornet the music occasionally touches the top line (f) but mostly in the lower register. Come to think of it I kind of packed it in at age 16 partly because of life, leaving school, joining the army etc, but honestly my embouche was quite...
  3. Paul_Davies

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    Aweso Awesome! Will watch it tonight. There's an American trumpet player Charlie Porter who ive found has some great 'setting up' method too.
  4. Paul_Davies

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    Nice one, great advice. Yes I definitely feel my chops are 'lifting weights' once I start to go up on the stave and often stop mid exercise to rest, especially when I consciously try not to press and mash the lips too. It's frustrating because I'm kinda cornet/music mad at the moment and all I...
  5. Paul_Davies

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    Haha yes Paul on Sop! Ill see him Sunday. Yes I have been nerding out watching videos on YouTube on embouche and practice etc. Common theme rest as much as you practice.
  6. Paul_Davies

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    Hey Tom thanks for your reply. I live in Mountain Ash and have recently started sitting in wirh Park & Dare. 3rd Cornet. Ill definitely take on board your suggestions. The swelling under my lip has faded this week even with some practice so think its improving. Perhaps I was too excited...
  7. Paul_Davies

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    Hey folks! Im Paul a 36 year old Welshman living in S.Wales valley. I'm back on the cornet after a 20 year hiatus 16-36! Although already I think I've put in too much time in the past 2 weeks as I have a little soreness/teeth marks under my upper lip. Even though I was consciously trying NOT...
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