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Cornet

Band Member Richard Marshall
Position Principal Cornet
Instrument Cornet
eLearning:  for Cornet's

Course Description

Our beginners course sets you on the right path to musical improvement from the word go. You couldn’t have a better teacher than Richard Marshall, one of the world’s truly great Cornet players. In this course he takes you through all the necessary basics in simple, easily understood steps. From how to stand and breath, to producing your first notes, playing scales, different notes and simple pieces, this ten-video course is designed to give you the very best start to enjoying playing the Cornet. You don’t have to have played a brass instrument before, or any instrument, as Richard guides you through reading music and understanding time signatures.

By the end of the course, you will be able to play pieces for your own enjoyment and for others too. Perhaps you would like to join a local band? If so, then these lessons are the perfect way to begin. They are both instructive and fun and we’re sure that when you have completed the course your enthusiasm will lead on to more learning and a fantastic musical adventure.

Course Content
Total Learning: 30 Lessons Time: 10 Hours
01.

Posture & Breathing

How to make a sound and playing your first notes (C, D).

20 minutes

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02.

Key signatures and Rhythm

Learning signatures up to three flats. Recognising change in rhythmic patterns and learning a new piece of music.

20 minutes

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03.

Recap of Lesson 1

Introducing three new notes (E, F, G). Attempting to play five notes together.

20 minutes

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04.

Introducing three and four sharps

Discovering new key signatures. Learning about dotted rhythms. Learning a different stylistic piece of music and understanding Italian words.

20 minutes

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05.

Improving flexibility and technique

Focussing on Lip Flexibility improvement and learning about five flats in a key signature. Introducing techniques to keep your single tongue in practice and learning an ABRSM grade five standard etude.

20 minutes

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06.

Exploring a Chromatic Scale

Discover a new type of scale and learn about Compound and Simple Time. How to learn probably your hardest piece so far!

20 minutes

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07.

Improving your range

How to improve your range up to a Top A & Bb. Learning and developing how to double tongue and gaining a stronger and improved finger technique.

20 minutes

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08.

Simple note lengths

Reading simple note lengths and understanding the 4/4 Time Signature.

20 minutes

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09.

How to improve sight reading

Improving your sight reading ability whilst trying to remember everything you’ve learnt so far. Learning the highest note you’ve played so far – a Top F!

20 minutes

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10.

Understanding different key signatures

Understanding a key signature with five sharps and learning how to triple tongue. To conclude, you will learn a new piece of music.

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11.

Notes CDEFG

Reading the notes CDEFG more consistently.  Introducing an A.  Playing music using a 2/4 Time Signature.

20 minutes

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12.

Improving basics

Breathing, Lip Flexibility and Articulation. Learning an ABRSM Grade four standard piece.

20 minutes

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13.

Introducing Syncopation

Understanding Syncopation in music. Developing and enhancing your knowledge of Chromatic Scales. Further developing your Lip Flexibility.

20 minutes

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14.

Improving valve and tongue coordination

Working on valve and tongue technique. Remembering the order of flats and sharps in a key signature, as well as advice on warming down.

20 minutes

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15.

Learning New skills!

Learning a Dominant 7th Arpeggio as well as coordinating your tongue and valve together whilst Double Tonguing. A tougher etude to learn!

20 minutes

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16.

Learning your first scale

A minor. Understanding music in 4/4 time. Understanding rhythms using “clapping”.

20 minutes

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17.

Introducing a B

The highest note so far.  Playing music in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and playing and reading for longer.

20 minutes

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18.

Some different scales

Work on learning F Major, F Minor and Bb Chromatic Scale 12th. More advanced sight reading through learning two new ABRSM grade four standard pieces.

20 minutes

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19.

New Arpeggios and Vibrato!

Learning and understanding a Diminished 7th Arpeggio. Changing notes while Triple Tonguing is a focussed activity as well as developing and introducing Vibrato.

20 minutes

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20.

We’ve reached the peak

A middle C.  Learn the full C Major Scale and Arpeggio.  Playing melodies in C Major and A minor.

20 minutes

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21.

Aiming High!

Attempting to play a Top G! Learning four new scales travelling the distance of a 12th as well as a brand-new piece of music.

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22.

Strengthening your musical ability

Improving your sight-reading abilities. Focussed etudes will really push your standard! We will help you to feel more confident in your playing.

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23.

Introducing a Bb major scale

Introducing a Bb major scale and developing our lip flexibility work up to middle C.  Also introducing slurring and tonguing etudes.

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24.

Improving your stamina

Trying to play for the longest you can. During this lesson you will learn a longer etude, so to help you really need to work on your breathing!

20 minutes

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25.

One of the best feelings!

Playing a solo is fantastic! We concentrate on two solos and advise you on how to prepare them as well as showing you how to gain the best possible performance experience.

20 minutes

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26.

You’ve played a scale with two flats

You’ve played a scale with two flats, now let’s learn D Major with two sharps.  Two new pieces of music to ‘sight read’.

20 minutes

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27.

Mastering new skills

Learning a Chromatic scale over an interval of a 12th – quite an achievement! Learning two new graded pieces and a longer etude to get your work rate progressing.

20 minutes

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28.

Further improving the fundamentals

Still focussing and improving on your basic techniques, we now tackle two new etudes as well as a popular Caprice called Zanette by Percy Code.

20 minutes

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29.

You can now play four scales

There’s just one more to learn – D Minor!  Three “new’ ABRSM grade standard pieces to help develop your sight reading.

20 minutes

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30.

Your final lesson!

During this lesson you will be learning how to practice and develop two grade eight standard pieces of music as well as developing your own practice routine.

20 minutes

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