French Horn

The French horn is a brass instrument made of 12 coiled feet of tubing. Sometimes called simply a horn, it is most commonly called a French horn.

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A French horn is an example of?

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What are The 5 most famous pieces written for the french horn?

The Siegfried Horn call written by Wagner, great solo horn piece.

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Why is the french horn so expensive?

There are many reasons for this.

For one, the horn is a complicated instrument with so many twists and turns in the wrap and skillful bending of tubes.

This is the typical answer, but it goes deeper than that.

Most makers go into research trying to make the instrument play better, more even, more in tune, etc. Thus they experiment with many different options trying to find the best one, or one that provides a characteristic. This raises the price.

If somewhere in the tubing, the diameter is inconsistent, the sound is going to be off and the harmonics are going to be out of tune. It requires a huge amount of skilled labour to keep the tubing or the tapering consistent. This adds to the price.

The metal used also has something to do with it. If inferior metal is used, the sound and response of the horn will be impaired, while if higher quality metal is used, the opposite is true. High quality metal will add to the price.

So you have all of this, then you have to add in the cost of manufacture, and the cost to make a profit from the horn to the manufacturer. This makes the price even higher.

Then you have makers like Schmid and Rausch, who are significantly higher because they are in such high demand and the waiting list is so long. Plus every horn is made by hand, therefore making it more expensive.

So you have a range of the cheapest one I could find (a single for around $750.) And the most expensive I could find (a triple for around $24k.)

Hope this helped.

~Stacy

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How many feet is a french horn?

The horn consists of about 12-13 ft

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What is a french horn's tone color?

The french horn's tone color is velvety and round that projects well across other instruments without overpowering them. Hope this helped!

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What family does the French Horn belong to?

The French Horn belongs to the brass family.

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How many famous people play the french horn?

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What are the knobs on the tuba french horn and trumpet called?

The knobs on the tuba and trumpet are called valves. The knobs on a french horn are often called valves or rotors. You use valve oil on the tuba and trumpet, while you use rotor oil for the french horn.

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What should you name your french horn?

well mines name is frenchy haha and my old one's names were belle (because of the large bell) and valerie (because of the valves) :]

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What is the fingering for C flat on French horn?

A C-flat is equivalent to a B, so that would be 2, or T2.

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What are the different types of french horn?

There is the basic single horn (Bb Horn), a single F horn, a double Bb/F horn, and a triple horn. Most HS/College folks play double horn.

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How much does a French Horn cost?

Single French Horns (3 valves)=around$600

Double French Horn (4 valves)=around $1,200

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How many years has the french horn been around for?

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Which brass instruments would be 9 feet long if you were to unwind all the tubing?

9 ft. of brass tubing would produce a Bb Instrument, such as the Tenor Trombone, Euphonium, Bass Trumpet, and Bb French Horn.

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How much does a french horn case weigh?

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Who are some musicians who have made the french horn popular?

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What is French horn note range?

The horn has the widest range in the brass section, reaching perhaps four full octaves. On the bottom, it could go down to a written E below the bass clef staff, which is a half-step lower than the bottom note on a bassoon. On the high end, a reasonable top note is a written C above the treble clef staff.

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What clef does horn play in?

The French Horn plays in the treble clef 🎼 of course. I play it, and it is the best instrument ever! It is also proven to be the hardest!

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How should the French horn sound?

I should sound a little bit loud and not like a cow.

I should know because I play the French Horn

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What is this most expensive French horn?

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What is the Most expensive French horn?

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How do ANBORG French Horns rate with other French Horns?

It's a defunct Italian line of student-model instruments. Not very common stateside, but not very valuable either. Maybe an interesting find at best.

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What part of french horn vibrates?

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Is French horn a misnomer?

No not as such. whilst its called a French horn since 1971 it has been referred to simply and more accurately as "a horn"

The origins are German. In 1818 the German makers Heinrich Stölzel and Friedrich Blümel patented the first valved horn, using rotary valves. However Piston valves were introduced in France about 1839 by François Périnet. These valves were initially intended to overcome problems we associated with changing crooks during a performance. There fore you now had 2 variants of the same instrument a German version that was seemingly at the time more reliable even if it were slightly more complicated to play and the French horn with its valves. The latter at the time was dismissed by many because it was unreliable, valves would cease and stick etc other reasons, this slowed their adoption into mainstream orchestra . Many traditional conservatories and players refused to use them at first, claiming that the valveless horn, or natural horn, was a better instrument (the German horn). However, that name French Horn remained as a term to identify the different system. As engineering improved and the valve system showed its greater capacity many musicians moved across.

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Where can I find scholarships for french horn players?

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