Advanced Horn Studies - Learn to Master the French Horn!​

Master French Horn performance and practice technique while studying melodic, expressive pieces with a master musician.
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  • Lectures 91
  • Length 13 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE UPDATES:

  • Our $49 introductory price will expire on October 1st, 2015. On October 2nd, the new price will be $99.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Heather Test guides you through five challenging, engaging etudes (also know as 'studies'). Professor Test breaks down each piece section by section, covering all of the important rhythmic, phrasing, and musical elements as well as performing each piece at various tempos. Learn how to master a challenging piece from beginning to end!

If you're looking to improve your flute skills, MusicProfessor provides the perfect easy, online way to do it! Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Each MusicProfessor French Horn course provides an entire year's worth of instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor and backed by Udemy's 30-day, 100% money back guarantee!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 90 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master five challenging french horn etudes
  • Extend your abilities with dexterity exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to increase tongue and finger speed
  • Learn how to play expressively with vibrato and dynamics
  • Master various vibrato enhancing exercises
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Learn how to break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Play each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Heather Test is an active freelance horn player and educator in the North Texas area. She is the Lecturer in Horn at Texas Christian University and maintains a small studio of private students from across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Prior to joining TCU, she performed in The Dallas Opera Orchestra as acting 3rd horn for the 2012-2013 season and is a regular substitute player in the Plano Symphony and 2nd horn in the Allen Philharmonic.

In addition to performing with these ensembles and more, her TCU Horn Ensemble has performed on the TMEA Exhibition Showcase stage twice, and they have also helped host the annual TCU HornFest where over a hundred horn players and enthusiasts gather for a day of master classes, recitals, exhibits, and a mass horn choir experience. Past HornFest guests include Thomas Bacon and The American Horn Quartet.

Prior to joining the TCU music faculty in August of 2011, Heather taught horn at the University of Texas at Arlington for three and a half years. Ms. Test has a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of North Texas (2001), where she studied with Dr. William Scharnberg and a Master of Music in Performance from Southern Methodist University (2003), where she studied with Gregory J. Hustis. Additionally, since 2003 Ms. Test has been an employee of TrumCor Mutes and became their General Manager in 2005. TrumCor is a Dallas-based company that hand crafts premium mutes for brass instruments.

Heather Test has performed in the Dallas Symphony as a substitute musician under the direction of the late Marvin Hamlisch, as a substitute with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO (summer 2002), the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, CA (summer 2003), the Quartz Mountain Music Festival in Altus, OK, with Robert Gomez at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, and most recently on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with The Polyphonic Spree (2012), which is Dallas own choral/symphonic/pop/rock band. Heather has recorded with The Polyphonic Spree, Bill Callahan, Sarah Jaffe, Robert Gomez, The Lone Star Wind Orchestra, The UNT Wind Symphony, the UNT Two Oclock Lab Band, Anaphase, Clint Niosi, and has performed on various film scores by local composers. Heather is married to fellow musician and drummer/percussionist, Kelly Test, and they reside in East Dallas with their son, Benjamin and dogs, Emma Leigh and Russell.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • French Horn
  • French Horn mouthpiece
  • Thorough knowledge of music theory and notation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Take a deep dive into each of the five etudes with just under 100 individual video lessons and corresponding sheet music
  • Learn how to interpret, practice, and perform each etude
  • Tackle troublesome areas by learning various troubleshooting techniques
  • Perform each etude at multiple tempos
  • Master various musical styles and techniques

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learner
  • Intermediate Player

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Allegretto
Introduction
Preview
00:34
Warm Up
Preview
05:44
Section A - Run Through
Preview
00:31
Section A - Rhythm
Preview
01:40
Section A - Backwards Practice Technique
Preview
04:21
Section A - Isolation Practice Technique
05:42
Section A - Accidentals
02:50
Section A - Differences
06:14
Section A - Practice Run Through
00:51
Section B - Run Through
00:47
Section B - Comments
07:26
Section B - Practice Run Through
01:19
Section C - Run Through
00:39
Section C - Rhythm
03:50
Section C - Practice Techniques
05:05
Section C - Virtuosity
12:14
Section C - Practice Run Through
00:58
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
01:59
Section 2: Moderato
Introduction
00:34
Gentle Warm Up
06:33
Gentle Warm Up, continued
05:43
Section A - Run Through
00:49
Section A - Backwards Practice
05:34
Section A - Backwards Practice, continued
08:03
Section A - Isolation Practice
07:06
Section A - PPLT
09:05
Section A - Practice Run Through
00:58
Section B - Run Through
00:53
Section B - Accidentals and Fingerings
04:49
Section B - Dynamics
03:46
Section B - Practice Run Through
02:09
Section C - Run Through
00:50
Section C - Comments
03:01
Section C - Practice Run Through
01:13
Section D - Run Through
00:41
Section D - Style and Softer
03:59
Section D - Last Line
05:35
Section D - Practice Run Through
01:17
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
01:58
Section 3: Adagio
Introduction
00:06
Range
00:57
Section A - Run Through
00:45
Section A - Rhythm
06:08
Section A - Measure 1
02:48
Section A - Big Jumps with Style
06:16
Section A - Measure 7
01:46
Section A - Practice Run Through
01:53
Section B - Run Through
00:44
Section B - Rhythm
01:46
Section B - Accidentals and Fingerings
04:19
Section B - Measures 13-15
04:26
Section B - Big Leaps
04:40
Section B - Measure 15
05:45
Section B - Practice Run Through
01:18
Section C - Run Through
00:40
Section C - Accidentals
07:23
Section C - Practice Strategy
07:16
Section C - Practice Run Through
01:07
Section D - Run Through
01:11
Section D - Low Register
10:07
Section D - Practice Run Through
01:56
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
02:56
Section 4: Allegro Vivace
Introduction
00:54
Progressive Practice Learning Strategy
17:44
Progressive Practice Learning Strategy, continued
20:51
Alternate Practice Strategies
04:22
Practicing - The Bigger Picture
01:23
Section A
05:43
Section B
03:54
Section C
05:49
Full Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:24
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
01:07
Section 5: Largo
Introduction
00:36
Terms to Know
01:00
Subdivision
01:51
Arpeggios
05:17
Arpeggios with Subdivisions
06:37
Section A - Phrasing
03:40
Section A - Turns
06:17
Section A - Practice Run Through
01:30
Section B - Forzando
07:26
Section B - Arpeggios, continued
04:32
Section B - The Big Jump in Measure 14
01:43
Section B - Practice Run Through
01:02
Section C - The Big Jumps in Measures 17-18
10:16
Section C - Practice Run Through
01:24
Section D - Turns and Accents
04:06
Section D - Challenging Rhythms
05:55
Section D - Practice Run Through
00:43
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
02:00
Review
00:42

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