play the

Notes C to G on the cornet



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so this is a quick quick tutorial on on

a few how to get the first few notes on

your cornet and and also it you can use

it as a reference to how they should

sound so pitching is often a problem

with these instruments you blow the note

and a note comes out but you don't

always know if it's the right note that

you wanted especially in the early

stages you can't quite quite tell so you

can use this as a reference and also a

fingering guide so the first note that

we usually play in the band is is a C no

fingers down nice straight note the next

note that we usually play is a D and for

this we need to press fingers one that's

not number one no the mouthpiece and

number three down that third finger is

the most difficult finger to use just

because we don't use it very often so if

you have difficulties with notes that

use that finger that's why you need to

keep that finger exercised try to keep

your fingers on the tops of the pegs

when you when you're playing

that's Edie okay now I have extended my

valve there because the D is naturally a

bit sharp here it is ah that's a bit

sharp so we've extended that slide to

bring it down and bring it into to the

next note is e and that's one thinking

near the mouthpiece and - ah I can try

and make the note strong and straight

not not wavering but a nice straight

note if you get don't get in a firing ah

it'll come out too low if you got too

much air through hey you got that kind

of thing okay so just a nice gentle sigh

ah okay now the next note we've done see

we've done D we've done E on the next

one in the alphabet is f this is the

first finger down earth and the fifth

note and generally speaking if you've

got these five notes you're well on the

way to be able to play a few pieces is

is G and again like the C it's no

fingers down

so you can see that prop where the

problems lie G has no fingers down sees

no fingers down how do you know which is

which and how do you make the difference

well it's all in airflow yep how wide

the aperture in your lips is and

where your tongue is in your mouth as

you get higher and if you raise up your

tongue inside your mouth then that will

close up that space inside your mouth

force the air through a smaller space

and make the note higher so you need to

really play these notes and feel how

they feel how they feel inside your

mouth practice them with blowing and

without so c d e f g f e d c and believe

me if you can say those notes that

really really helps especially when you

start learning the harder scales okay

try a few little combinations of them

there you go

so there's the first five notes if you

can get those you can play most of the

pieces in fancy that

so seal it band