Lesson 7a First notes on the Cornet

Toon Larner – an introduction to playing Brass Music from North Tyneside Brass in Schools.

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Toon Larner Rule 7

The more you practice the better you will get!

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Practice your new notes C to G with us:

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Wow! You’ve learnt how to play 7 notes: A, B, C, D, E, F and G.

You might wonder what note comes after G?

If you think the next note is H, it’s a good guess, but it isn’t H. We start again with A!

You can see how the notes repeat on a keyboard. The notes A, B, C, D, E, F and G are the white keys on a keyboard. Notice how the pattern of white and black keys, and the note names, repeat as you go higher up the keyboard:

keyboard C to C long keys

This is what the notes look like when they are written down as music. The names of the notes are shown underneath, and the valves used are shown below the names:

A to A


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Famous Quote number 7

Mozart on practice

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791, was possibly the greatest musician that ever lived!

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Tromba cornet help sheet

Why do the names of notes repeat as you go higher?

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Lesson 7b First notes on the Trombone

Let’s play a game: What’s the note Maestro Wolfgang?

Let’s play some tunes

Lesson 8 Look how far we’ve come!

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