French Horn Solos: Learn how to Perform Three Fun Pieces!

Master the art of musical practice, preparation, and performance with three fun, intermediate-level French Horn solos!
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  • Length 5 hours
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

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  • (05/28/16) In order to more accurately reflect the value users get from our courses and to help us develop future content, MusicProfessor will adjust our prices from $20 to $30 on May 31, 2016. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Heather Test guides you through the entirety of three intermediate french horn solos "Musette," "The Hunt," and "Autumn Dream." Learn the important musical, rhythmic and stylistic elements of each piece in various tempos, while also learning how to practice and perform.

If you're looking to improve your French Horn 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!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • 45 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master three rewarding, fun French Horn solos
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to improve finger and tongue speed and accuracy
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • 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. No where 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
  • Mouthpiece

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Dive deep into 3 fun, challenging french horn solos through over 45 video lessons with corresponding sheet music
  • Learn how to interpret, practice, and perform each solo
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Multiple performances at various tempos
  • Master various musical styles and techniques

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learner
  • Beginner

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Musette
Introduction
Preview
00:33
01:55
Section A - Run Through
Preview
00:23
Section A - Rhythm
Preview
02:36
Section A - Notes
Preview
05:34
Section A - Put Together
04:32
Section A - Style
12:06
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:56
Section B - Run Through
00:32
Section B - Ties
03:59
Section B - Rhythm
01:42
Section B - Notes
03:21
Section B - Run Through (Slow)
01:03
Roadmap
00:57
Tag
03:23
Tag
03:23
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
03:25
Section 2: The Hunt
Introduction
00:53
6/8 Time
09:36
Section A - Run Through
00:28
Section A - Count and Clap
03:48
Section A - Style
02:25
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:00
Section B - Run Through
00:17
Section B - Notes
02:44
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:39
Section C - Run Through
00:27
Section C - Notes
02:48
Section C - Counting and Clapping
03:25
Section C - Style
03:01
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:01
Roadmap
02:54
Coda - Run Through
02:23
Coda - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:43
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
02:19
Section 3: Autumn Dream
Introduction
00:33
Section A - Run Through
01:01
Section A - Style
07:23
Section A - Andante Sostenuto
01:02
Section A - Ritard and Rallentando
05:28
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
02:03
Section B - Run Through
00:48
Section B - Intro
00:59
Section B - Dotted Quarter Notes
04:48
Section B - Accidentals
05:40
Section B - Rhythm Variation
04:42
Section B - Road Map
02:00
Full Run Through at Performance Tempo
03:32

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