Advanced Horn Studies - Learn to Master the French Horn!​
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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.
5.0 (3 ratings)
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146 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 183 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Requirements
  • French Horn
  • French Horn mouthpiece
  • Thorough knowledge of music theory and notation
Description

|| COURSE DESCRIPTION ||

Become a french horn zen-master. Are you up for the challenge? In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Heather Test guides you through five challenging études (also know as ‘studies').

And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor French Horn course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.

Join over 18,000 fellow MusicProfessor students and begin your studies today!


|| COURSE FEATURES ||

  • Over 90 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music
  • Master challenging fingerings
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Play expressively with dynamics and phrasing
  • Break each piece down into manageable bite-sized sections
  • Perform each etude at various tempos

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum.

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 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, 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. 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.

Who this course is for:
  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learner
  • Intermediate Player
Course content
Expand all 91 lectures 05:43:21
+ Allegretto
18 lectures 01:02:44

Get started on the right foot. Begin here by watching our brief introduction for the first section and by downloading the course companion sheet music book. 

Preview 00:34
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
+ Moderato
21 lectures 01:14:36
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
+ Adagio
23 lectures 01:16:13
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
+ Allegro Vivace
10 lectures 01:03:11
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
+ Largo
19 lectures 01:06:37
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