Cornet for

Intermediate

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

Course Description

Our intermediate course helps you to improve on all the techniques you might have learned in our Beginner’s course and then adds new ones. If you have already mastered the basics of playing the Cornet, then this might be a good place for you to start.

Richard Marshall continues to guide you through a wide range of instrument techniques, all the while developing your musical appreciation and understanding. New key signatures and rhythmic patterns are learnt as well as new scales. Sight-reading is worked on, stamina improved, and new skills learnt alongside improving the basics. You will be learning more complicated graded pieces and longer pieces. This ten-video course is designed to develop skills you already have, whilst giving you many new ones to improve your playing and enjoyment of the Cornet.

Course Content
Total Learning: 10 Lessons Time: 4 Hours
01.

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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02.

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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03.

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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04.

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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05.

Improving basics

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

20 minutes

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06.

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.

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07.

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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08.

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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09.

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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10.

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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