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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What key is Franz Strauss 'Nocturno' played in for the french horn?

It is in the key of Db concert which would mean that someone playing Horn in F would play it in Ab major.

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Is the piccolo French horn played if an orchestra?

Yes

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How many feet is a french horn?

The horn consists of about 12-13 ft

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Who is the best French Horn player?

A lot of the old generation of incredible American hornists are nearing retirement age (Clevenger in Chicago, Hustis in Dallas, Meyers in NY, and Cerminaro in Seattle, prev. NY and LA), and we should see a new generation emerge soon (Like Andrew Bain, who just won LA). For players at the absolute top of their game, Caballero in Pittsburgh, Ward in San Francisco, Kaza in St. Louis and VerMeulen in Houston are monsters.

In Europe, Stefan Dohr (Berlin), Radovan Vlatkovich (soloist), Allesio Allegrini (Orchestra Mozart in Italy) and David Pyatt in London are arguably the best.

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Which is bigger a tuba or a french horn?

A tuba by far.

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Is the french horn a brass instument?

Yes, the horn is considered brass.

and you can test that therory by banging it up against your chair. if it leaves a dent then it is a brass, if it breaks or does anything else it is woodwind or percussion.

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Haha, well, yes, that definitely one way to test that theory out. Brass instruments create sound by the musician's lips vibrating inside the mouthpiece. Reed instruments have a reed (a flat piece of wood) attached to the mouthpiece that vibrates (such as a clarinet or sax--even though saxaphones are made up of brass). Percussion instruments have some sort of outside force hitting upon them.

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How do you play crazy train on french horn?

Hand in the bell, with the rim resting on your knee. Buzz your lips and try not to get light headed. Then follow the attached related link with Crazy Trains sheet music.

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How is a french horn played?

Well you put one hand in the bell on the side facing the audience in a karate chop and you put the other hand on the valve keys and the pinkie in the ring below the keys. You play by putting your mouth on the mouthpiece (2/3 on top lip and 1/3 on bottom) and you buzz your lips to make the sound. Tighten your lips to go higher and loosen to get lower. Blow harder to get louder and blow less to get softer.

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What is the fingering for E sharp on the french horn?

E# would be the same fingerings as F natural, so it would be the first valve only. They're in-harmonic.

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What are the best french horn books?

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS Trombone book 1

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Does a french horn have valves?

Yes, indeed. French horns have rotary valves.

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Is the french horn the same as the horn in F?

Kind of.

The official name for "french horn" is just "horn."

So usually, yes. However, the term 'french horn' can also apply to the horn in F, the double horn (usually F and Bb, but sometimes in other keys), the descant horn, the Bb horn, and many, many others.

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How do you get into Hamilton high school if you play the French horn?

you just apply for the school

don't fail high school and mention that you play an instrument on your application

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What is the fingering for D flat on the French horn?

For a 4th line D-flat, it's T-2-3. For the D-flat just below the staff, it's 1-2. Then for the next D-flat down, it's T-2-3 again.

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How much does a french horn player make?

It depends on the player and where he is working. The principal Horn player of the New York Philharmonic makes about $100,000 a year.

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How do you tighten french horn string?

On the underside of the valve, there should be a series of screws you can loosen and pull the string tighter. Just make sure when doing so that you check the top side of the valve underneath the cap to see that the alignment tick marks are aligned.

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What is the difference between the F and B flat french horn?

when an instrument is in b flat (such as trumet tenor sax or french horn) it means that if a c tuned instrument is playing in c (such as a piano guitar banjo or most instruments) the french horn has to be transposed down two flats and 6 notes. But if it was in f it would have to be only one flat less and each note would have to be transposed as such.

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Is french horn easy to play?

Most instrument are not easy to play at first and to produce a good tone on. The french horn is no different, it will require a lot of practice to be able to build up your range to be able to play higher and lower notes, and to be able to produce a good tone on the instrument. Overall I would say the french horn is actually a more difficult instrument to learn to play and to sound good on. I heard in the Guiness Book Of World Records. That the French Horn(tied with oboe) is considered the hardest instrument to play. That's mainly because the notes are so close together, that you either hit the note, or you don't.

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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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Can you find out the model of your holton french horn from the serial number?

The model number is usually stamped on the leadpipe next to the mouthpiece receiver.

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What is the best single french horn brand?

I asked my dad who's a band teacher, and he said a Holton.

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What does the trigger do on a double french horn?

It turns it into a B flat horn, the fingerings change when you hold down the trigger.

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What materials are used to make a french horn?

It depends on the maker. Many use nickel or brass. Some use rose brass (different color and a slightly darker sound). Brass is a slightly darker sound than nickel. Yamaha makes their valves out of an alloy (combination) of metals. This combination is more reactive to the saliva of certain people, and this may cause the valves on Yamahas to stick for some people. For this reason, it is important that you properly maintain the horn or simply do not buy a Yamaha if you find that you have this reactive saliva.

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How many notes can you play on the french horn?

it really just depends on the person. there is no defined highest note or lowest note.

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