The Cornettist Toolbox

I had been invited to coach in 7 masterclasses in Europe and South America this year, but due to COVID I had to turn them down. So as an alternative for my students over the world and also thinking on the interests of musicians in general with an interest in cornetto playing, I started this project called TCT (The Cornettist Toolbox), where I will be posting weekly all sorts of information about the practice of cornetto playing. It will include tips on technical issues as well as topics on the historical praxis (such as improvising, rethoric and others). These will be some of the various  tools you will be able to find in this toolbox.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions, comments, suggestions, or are in need of info about coaching.

Cornetto - playing, studying



coaching & tutorials


BRIEF from 2019's 


# 1- Cornetto:

Basic technical approach

# 2- Cornetto:

building up register

Part I

ornamentation & improvisation


# 2- BONUS

intervals & full register

# 3- Cornetto:

Deposuit's workout


By Gustavo Gargiulo

Appendix of Ornamentation Workshops (2015-2017) 

The understanding of the meaning of the text leads the choices on ornamentation, but also the perception of the ornamental process in music compositions, proposed by the composer. Here, you can find some exerpts of the treatment given to fragments of Monteverdi's Orfeo. Material from workshops I have delivered in Argentine, France and Hongrie between 2015 and 2017.


app for iOS  & Android

Designed by British cornettist Helen Robert (Septenary Editions), Passaggi is a powerful practice tool for ornamentations. Several treatises, 392-520 pitch.

history & organology



By Lene Langeballe

Danish cornetto and recorder player Lene Langeballe made a beautiful podcast about history, construction and repertoire of Cornett in 6 chapters.​

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Special thanks to all collaborators (in alphabetical order):
Lene Langeballe, Patrick Sabo, Santiago Suarez, Gregorsz Tomazewsky