Any advice? I’ve been switched to horn because we don’t have any returning players... so let’s do this lol
I want to broaden my listening and learn the song names of popular horn songs it could be a concerto, solo or just an orchestra or concert song that has cool horn features some I am familiar with are tch 4 and some solos like nocturnal and the Beethoven horn sonata
This is a hard question to google, so I was wondering what type of horn is popular in France? Is there like a national style of horn? Also would a French player play differently than an American? Thanks!
I’ve played trombone for 5 years and I recently started learning horn for concert band. Any advice?
My band took a trip to Chicago last Thursday and it took us 12 hours to get there, during that time the school decided to cancel our trip and we ended up spending less than a day there (which was supposed to last 4 days). Well, on our way back they decided we weren’t allowed to enter any school in the county until April 6th. My horn was still in the building along with some other things I’d definitely have; but, never the less, I can’t get to it.
I’ve been wanting to play the French horn for a few years now. I’ve been playing piano for 3 years and is on RCM lvl 3. I am really good at the clarinet, and is mostly self-thought. My dad was a semi-professional trumpet player before we immigrated to Canada. I found a cheap piccolo French horn online that costs less than $300. I also attend cadets, which means I have access to summer training and can learn to play there. How should I learn? Should I play the piccolo French horn? Any advice helps. Thanks in advance.
P.S. my mom hasn’t taken well to the idea of buying another instrument. What can I do to convince her?
I was wondering if the high F side would increase the interval range in the harmonic series, similar to that of the lower F side, in addition to if the overall effort for sustaining the high notes would be reduced?
I played Frech horn from 5th grade through high school. However, I stopped after freshman year of college because for a couple of reasons. However, I noticed that I've been having trouble concentrating on readings and in class for at least a year, and I was wondering if my concentration, reading, and listening skill could have atrophied when I fell out of practice.
Watching the latest Stars Wars movie and noticed this bot that looks like a horn mute mounted on a wheel. If it had a telescoping rod attached to it, this would come in handy for those quick mute changes.
Hi all -
I am in the early stages of listing my used french horn (CONN 8D) for sale online. Very quickly I've realized that the world of french horn valuation and specifically the history of manufacture of CONN 8Ds is way more nuanced than I anticipated...so now for a few hours I've been reading article after article about it, and I've been looking at several lists of serial numbers to figure out what year/where my instrument was manufactured in order to determine its value. The serial number on my horn seems to be missing from all of these lists, so now I'm just confused...
Can someone help me determine the year of manufacture of my CONN 8D french horn with the serial number? The serial number is 157088.
(For anyone who saw my last post I was able to get ahold of my mello)
As the title suggests, I’m trying to use a mello as a stand-in for playing horn and I was wondering if anyone has tips for getting a better ‘horn-like’ sound out of it.
^^ As that’s a really difficult question to solve any mello solos you know of to recommend would be awesome.
I feel like I'm holding my French Horn wrong. I've been playing for about four years and have played numerous faster rhythms. But now I'm worried because I have a longer 32nd note phrase that I'm having trouble with.
I feel like my fingers are coming up too slowly. Please help.
I started horn in august to switch from trumpet as I go into high school, and Saturday I had solo and ensemble for the first time. I had a ton of mistakes and was feeling pretty low about my performance, but today I found out that out of 15 horns, I got second place and I'm just super excited that I've come this far. I never thought I could improve this much and I just can't believe it.
Hello my fellow horn players, I'm looking for a first horn, and I have seen the brand levante. So basically I wasn't able to find out anything, exept for it's related to the brand Stagg. Now, I have a stagg trumpet, and it's pretty good, but can you say the same about Levante? If you have some experiences please help me out
So I just switched back from mellophone to horn and I realised my high nots tend to falter when I reach them
Any advice or exercises to do to mitigate this?
For the longest time ive always wanted to learn the french horn. Ive checked ebay and ive seen various price points and im just not sure what I should be paying. i really dont want to spend more than a few hundred. however, the prices are so varying im not sure what im getting myself into
any advice on price points or models?
I got accidentally kneed in the chin and my tooth hit my lip. Luckily it didnt break the skin and instead a small blood blister formed. It happened about 20 minutes ago and so far it's only a tiny bit painful to play on. I'm kind of worried about it popping and getting worse though.
Anyone had a blister or cut on their lip before? I have summer festival recordings and a concert to do in the next few days so I'm kinda annoyed
I've been renting a Holton 179 double horn from my high school and I'm first chair. I previously shared with another horn player and broke the mouthpiece part off. All three places where it was sauntered onto the horn had been undone and the entire piece fell off. Not the mouthpiece, the part the mouthpiece goes into. My family is trying to buy me a horn of my own BC my highschool has really old instrument (example my Mello for marching season had a twisted bell a previous senior broke) any recommendations on horns I should buy? Reference for stores I live around Birmingham Alabama
Hi there. Some back story: I'm currently a college freshman in my second semester. I'm not a music major but rather a Microbiology major. I played French horn for 5 years and Violin for 7 years all through senior year of high school. When I moved away for college I left my instruments behind. Lately I've felt like part of me is missing. I miss being a musician so bad it hurts. I joined my University choir last semester buts it's just not the same. I wanna play French horn again. I have my own violin but since I rented my horn through my high school I don't have one. I want to try to rent a horn on my own but I've never shopped for one before.
TL; DR I want to play the French horn again but I don't know how to shop for one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
So for the past few years, I’ve only been playing a single horn as that’s the only horn I can use, but now I want to go into double. I’ve found a good horn at $900 but parents won’t agree to buy. Anyway I can earn a good $900? (My bday was yesterday)
I was wondering if anyone had stumbled across a good version of an orchestral accompaniment to the Tchaikovsky 5 horn solo, to play along with or for recording myself. I found this in youtube, https://youtu.be/wWl1FaCMyBY , but it's a pretty crappy midi orchestra, and I would greatly appreciate a higher fidelity version. Thanks!
So I have been learning the horn for 10 years now, and I would like to buy my first horn. It should be in the 1000 dollar range as I'm not planning on professional use, and one that catches my eye is the Schiller Elite VI. Does anybody have experiences with it, if so, do you recommend it, or should I look for an other option? Thanks in advance!
Hi, i am looking for my first horn.I am mostly in to composing but i want to get a better understanding of horns(I've already read every orchestration text book i can get my hands on)
I also play a few brass instruments, cornet/trumpet, a bit of trombone and a bit of tuba. I have no interest on becoming a pro player ,i mostly want to mess around and have fun learning.
Since horns are very expensive i am looking for some cheap alternative.I searched for use one the past couple months but i cant seem to find one around my area (i ve only found single stencil horns).
I was thinking about the ones that gear4music sells but i cant seem to find any reviews.
(I am not sure if there is a difference other that the finishing between these two horns so let me please know in case you know)
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Hi there! I play trumpet, but I was recently asked to play in a lower caliber group than I am used to on french horn. Does anybody that has experience with both instruments have any tips? Obviously, fingerings and note reading is not really an issue, but I want to improve my tone and consistency and get that french horn sound. Also, how likely is this to mess with my trumpet playing? I definitely want to play in this new group, but not at the cost of sacrificing my trumpet playing.
So thats the second E that is not inside the bars. I have only managed to play down to the second Bes with reasonable confort. But that E I have only managed by putting my lower lip outside the mouth piece, however, the tone this makes is very different. So I was wondering if it is possible to play this note with proper form? In the long run I want a double horn but for now I need to play this note.
I recently switched to French Horn in concert band and my teacher gave me this French Horn! He said I could keep it if I continued playing out of high school. I'm pretty excited and have been practicing every night.
I’m a senior in high school look to learn a new instrument and was wonder whether any of y’all had any recommendations on starting out and a good beginner horn to get.
Hi everyone, I was hoping you could help me. I'm looking to find out what you might think are the essential books that every good horn player should own. I have a degree in trumpet, so I'm not looking for anything that's super basic, but horn-specific books would be great, whether they be methods or etudes.
I would also love if you could share any experience/opinions you have on these ones:
Embouchure Building for French Horn - Joseph Singer
Lip Slurs for Horn - Howard Hilliard
335 Selected Melodious Progressive and Technical Studies for French Horn - Pottag/Andraud
Thanks in advance!
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Hello r/Horn! I’ve been playing horn for a year after playing trumpet for about 3. I need some help.
Any general tips? I want to improve my playing but am not sure what to practice. My main problem is if I’m playing a fast piece (I.e right now we are playing give us this day by David maslanka) I “frack” or “crack” almost every eighth note.
Anything I can do to stop this? Any tips are welcome. Even what long notes/études to do when practicing
I recently got back into playing horn after six years and my family bought me a brand new horn (yeah I know poor financial choice). It's been coming back to me really fast but no matter what I do, I'm sharp. I can hear the correct note in my head, sing the note correctly, then even buzz the note correctly but then when I play it through the horn, even with the tuning slide pulled out ridiculously far, I'm still sharp. My teacher checked my embouchure and I don't seem to be doing anything strange, but he still recommended that I practice with a drone, trying to change my embouchure by opening it up. I feel like I'm opening every part of my mouth and body as far as I possibly can and it's still an absolute fight to get the notes anywhere close to in tune.
Am I going crazy or is there something wrong with this horn?
Edit: also, we switched to a larger mouthpiece and no dice. The horn is a Yamaha YHR-567. New mouthpiece is a farkus MDC
Hey all! I'm looking for a high-quality horn at around a $4000 price range. My former lessons teacher and a good, trusted friend of mine had recommended a Briz horn (the latter owns one, and says it competes with horns in the $6000 price range). I would prefer to get a Geyer-wrapped horn, as well.
What do you guys think, what would you recommend?
Hey all, I’ve been doing some small compositions and been getting increasingly interested Indian music. I was wondering if there was anyway to play a “raga” scale on the French Horn. Or is it not possible. Thanks anyway
I play the trumpet and want to learn horn; do y`all think it will be an issue for my embouchure to play both?
Hi, it's me again. I admit I have been just starting out and after burnt out finals week. I realized I haven't been practicing much, taking a huge troll on everything I have learnt.
I have band for 45 minutes mon-fri. And I have homework to do but since it's after the big semester tests, and all, I'm finally free now. So Im trying to get a practice schedule in which I will improve. So far I practice an hour on weekends but I haven't this week cause of family related stuff.
May I ask for tips and advice for beginning horn players practicing schedule? I'm trying to put myself on one. Also I'm my abilities to learn is very slow. But I'm willing to do it for band.
I've always heard about the "legendary" Conn 8d's from Elkhart. I got to play a 900 series about a year ago at my local music shop, but it was an employee's personal horn and not for sale. Loved the way it played and sounded. Anyway, an opportunity arose on eBay, a supposed 1967 Conn 8d, k series (k35xxx).
I don't know much about the k series. The one in question is listed for "buy it now" 2800, but the lacquer is in pretty rough condition and from the pictures, only a few small dents are noticed. Are the k series still as "legendary" as people make them seem? Would it be worth the cost to buy it, given it might need more repairs other than a re-lacquer? I'm awaiting more info about any other damage. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
I have the opportunity to get the Nautlie natural horn with 8 crooks for $1750CAD ($1300USD, €1200, $1950AUD).
My school is going to give me a double horn in a few weeks(I’ve been renting a single horn) and the horn they’re going to give me is old and not very shiny anymore. It works okay, just needs a little oil on the valves, but it isn’t very shiny, and I’m not really sure how to make it shinier without damaging it. I’ve only been playing horn for a few months, so I’m not well versed on how to care for it and such. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Backstory For those who haven't read my previous posts, Sergeant Shitty is my FMIL who flipped out on me during my SO's Air Force graduation, called my SO's Srgt. to tattle on him for not spending enough time with mommy, has been online stalking me and convinced herself we had a secret wedding (we didn't).
This post is long (apologies) so tl;dr is at the bottom. I meant to post after what happened on Christmas (it was a doozy) but life happened. So I’m going to post what happened at Christmas today and then post the aftermath later this week. I’m open to advice/feedback on this post, and will DEFINITELY be asking for advice on the next one.
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About a year ago, I decided that I wanted to try to play another instrument for my school band along with clarinet. I picked up French Horn and have made a lot of progress with it so far. I recently looked in my case and saw the extension. I looked up what it was for and from what I'm able to tell, it changes the instruments tuning from F to Eb. My teacher thinks it tunes the instrument down a perfect fourth. Can anyone give some insight on how to use this extension? Do the fingerings change or am I only switching my embouchure?
Recently I've really been getting into arranging for small band settings (usually Alto Sax, French Horn in F, Trumpet, Marimba, and Drum set), as I know people who would probably enjoy playing the songs I arrange, but that's a different story. I was wondering what the role of a French horn would be in this situation? I've looked at the scores for some district level pieces and it seems like they're mostly supporting instruments, but will they work as a 'bass' and support the whole group? If I need to, I will add an electric bass part, but I wanted to see what you guys think. If there's anything else I should know when arranging with horns? Any feedback would be appreciated!
Hi Fam, thinking about buying a beater horn to teach lessons with. Starting to not feel so great about my custom geyer being around the un aware small ones. Any suggestions?
An horns that caught my eye:
I will def cut the bell if it is not cut. I have an extra meinl hand hammered medium bell not in use that will go on any of these horns.
Would love to hear your thoughts.
Ok it wasn’t me. I have a conn 6d from Elkhart and when I got it it had a few minor dents. The biggest one is a dent where the left hand sits on the pipe. My case the decided to stop working leading to a few more dents in the bell before I realized and got a new case. There are minor dents along the lead pipe and the pipe to the bell as well. I am wondering how easy it will be for me to get these fixed and how much it changes the sound (how urgent it is). Thanks!
I’m a freshman in high school and I plan to play the horn till my senior year and maybe even in college. I’m looking to buy my own horn science the school ones are banged up. Any suggestions?
What do you think are some of the best horn pieces that feature the lower register (double low c is around what I mean by bass)?
My son is in the 10th grade and currently plays on a school owned horn. It is a King 2278 "Fidelio". I know it is an older instrument, but I do not know if it is an intermediate level or pro level horn. Are horns of comparable or higher quality available in the $1000-$2000 range? Any suggestions you have would be appreciated!