The best way to begin playing the horn is to consolidate your C to G range before going higher thus avoiding frustration and discouragement at this important stage. On the left page of each lesson, you will learn a new note or rhythmical figure in a few simple exercises. You will then put that new element in practice in a small piece on the right page. This book will bring you up to C in the staff and down to G below the staff.
You can read the intro and get the fingering chart and warm up routine as well as the first four lessons for free. Volume 1 will be available to download below for free for a limited time.
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Listen to two of the pieces featured in this book by clicking on the audio samples here.
The Progressive Method for French Horn Volume 2
In the second volume, we will keep adding new elements to your tool box using the same approach. We will gradually extend your range from E flat below the staff up to E in the staff. We will also see rhythmical patterns that are frequently used in solo or band music.
A pdf version (35 pages) is available here for 4.99$.
You can also hear some of the pieces in this book here.
In the 3rd volume of the progressive method, we will gradually increase your technical skills with 30 etudes layed out in order of difficulty. There are 23 original pieces, 4 scales and arpeggios exercises and 3 pieces from the public domain. We will increase the range up to F on top of the staff and down to low C.
You can listen to the audio files below to get an idea!