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    Default Trumpet or Cornet

    My money is with the trumpet. What do you think? The cornet has a more mellow tone, but in my opinion, it's just a wuss version of the trumpet!
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    When I started playing music, I started on the cornet. Then later I "graduated" to the trumpet. I definitely prefer the trumpet and voted accordingly.

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    I voted for the Cornet - not as a player, but as an accompanist (piano/organ) as its "quieter" hues of sound are lots more pleasing to my ears.
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    Trumpet all the way.
    “If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

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    I prefer Louis Armstrong's cornet recordings to his trumpet ones.
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    Ahhh, now there's smooooth playing - Louis Armstrong. Thanks for the memory jog
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    I am a cornet player... The cornet's tone seems more pleasing to many people's ears. I voted for the cornet.

    I enjoy a trumpet sound every now and then, though. Especially in fanfares.
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    no wussiness in a cornet. it's a conical bore and isn't built to sound like a cylindrical bore (trumpet).

    listen to bix beiderbecke play, or the marine band...wow, that's a cornet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    I prefer Louis Armstrong's cornet recordings to his trumpet ones.
    In a too-long neglected corner of my vinyl storage, I have a couple of albums by Muggsy Spanier ("the man with the hot cornet").

    I thought of voting cornet just to be contrarian. I'll delay my ballot, for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Elgar View Post
    My money is with the trumpet. What do you think? The cornet has a more mellow tone, but in my opinion, it's just a wuss version of the trumpet!
    I voted for the cornet.
    The thing is, the cornet is not *any* version of the trumpet - they are entirely different, as evidenced by their ancestry (bugle vs posthorn).
    Trumpeters are loud, boorish, and ten-a-penny, but a smooth cornet player - now that's something.
    Then again, I am biased since I play the thing myself.

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    soundandfury:

    tell that to maurice murphy of the lso. he's expert on both and proves you observation a bit off...or maybe phil smith of the nypo - same story, as with gerard schwarz & wynton marsalis.

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    sorry, I should have said that I mean the main body of each type - obviously a professional player of any instrument can usually make it sing, but among provincials I find that the cornet players tend to have a nicer sound. And the trumpet players who I have met - who, of course, are mostly not career musicians, just amateurs and hobbyists like myself - tend to be less musical than the corresponding cornet players - except for the ex-RAF trumpeters who are generally extremely good.

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    I like the mellower sound of the Cornet.
    I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.

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    My dad gave me his cornet when my trumpet got broke. After my trumpet got fixed, I still used the cornet and still do to this day.

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    I played the coronet in school so it has a special place in my heart.

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