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So about 3 years ago when I started college I learned that I have learned how to play low horn completely wrong. That might be due to the fact that my embouchure is a little off because I have a fat lip on the right side of my lip due to an accident when I was 4. Anyway I have been sort of half-assing my low horn stuff and have improved very little down there. I'm still not using the correct embouchure but I'm tired of having muddy slurs or delayed slurs where you can obviously hear the break in between notes. So is there a good book or something about low horn playing that shows the correct like an MRI or something with some exercises? Any feedback or recommendations are highly welcome.
Hi. I am starting band at my high school. My music teacher demonstrated all of the instruments in class today ( with the help of some videos), and I immediately thought that the french horn was the coolest one there. However, I am a beginner. I have only briefly played the piano. I have heard that it is very hard, since the notes are "closer together," so it is easier for the notes to slip into each other. However, I have been known to have a pretty good ear. Should I try out the horn? And i know that "everybody starts out at a beginner" and "practice practice makes perfect" but honestly, should I do it?
I play euphonium in a local brass band but I want to get into orchestras. Obviously most of the time euphoniums are not used in orchestras, so I want to learn horn (yes I know trombone would be easier but I like horn better) what is a good starter mouthpiece and what brand/model horn should I rent? (I have no budget). Thanks!
I recently decided to rent a horn, Jupiter Carnegie XL, after getting pretty burned out on trumpet and because I really missed horn after not playing for two years. The first thing I noticed is that the harmonic series on both the F side and the Bb side seem to be super out of whack. Specifically the F side is so flat that it's more of an Eb than an F. For example if I play up the harmonic series so C E G Bb C both my tuner and my piano say it's Eb G Bb Db Eb concert instead of F A C Eb F concert. Now the Bb side is a whole other mess that I haven't really figured out yet. Some notes are a half step flat or sharp, others are perfectly in tune. Since the Bb side is so inconsistent I ruled that out to human error, though I still have suspicions.
Now it is entirely possible that I'm the issue seeing how I am primarily a trumpet player and haven't played any horn since highschool which was almost 2 years ago, but I don't see how being out of practice can make it so consistently out of tune. I never experienced anything like this on my Olds that I played in highschool. It may be worth mentioning that I pulled out my trumpet to see if maybe my ear wasn't as sharp as it was after a few weeks of neglect, but my trumpet playing seemed to be perfectly in tune. Any thoughts?
Hello, I want to start playing the french horn and I've been researching which horn I should buy or rent. I'm not confortable buying from eBay since I don't know much about horns beside what I've read on the Internet. I seem to be only able to find horn shop that sells used instruments in the States. Would any of you know a good horn shop in Canada? I don't mind ordering online if it's from an actual shop (if the shop is too far for me to travel), I just don't want to have to pay an import tax if I can avoid it (and maybe cheaper shipping). Thank you!
Hello, I’m starting my sophomore year of high school, and although our state’s Solo & Ensemble competition isn’t until around March of 2019, I was wanting to start browsing around for some solo pieces to compete with. For some context, I’ve been the primary chair for all of high school so far, and was 5th in my state division for the All-State competition last year. Since I plan on beginning practice fairly early, I was hoping for something fairly challenging. I am currently working on improving my lower range (Bass Clef D to A area), so I was thinking something with a prominent low section, however any fun and challenging solos would be great too. Any tips are also appreciated, thanks!