11 of the Greatest French Horn Players of Past and Present

French Horn players often listen to other Hornists to study their repertoire, whether for a recital, audition or concert. Whether they are from the past or those of the present, beginner or professional, Hornists often admire well-known Horn players for how they interpret music, as well as their tone and technique. Here are some of …

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How to Hold the French Horn: A Beginner’s Guide

To the beginner horn player, holding the instrument for the first time seems to be awkward. Many beginners make common mistakes because of its round shape and backward-facing bell, from carrying it outside of the case to sitting and standing while playing. Holding the instrument properly not only makes the musician look more professional, but …

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20 Interesting Facts About The French Horn

The Horn is a fascinating instrument with its valves operated on the left hand and its bell facing toward the back, to being a fixture in orchestras, wind ensembles, brass and woodwind quintets. Several exciting facts tell that there is more to the instrument than meets the eye. In this post, we’re going to cover …

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How To Clean A French Horn: A Step By Step Guide

Playing the horn should be an enjoyable experience for all hornists. But, if it’s not been cleaned properly it can be discouraging and make you not want to pick it up. After all, a clean instrument is a happy instrument and, therefore, makes a happy musician. Learning how to maintain and clean your horn is …

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The Different Types Of French Horn: A Complete Guide

Whether it is a parent or student looking to buy a French Horn for the first time, or an experienced player in the market to buy a new horn, the choices can be overwhelming if they are unsure of what to look for in an instrument. One may wonder why Horn players play different kinds …

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