Pick up where MusicProfessor’s Beginner French Horn course leaves off, adding more complex rhythms, scales and tone exercises to your repertoire.
French Horn is a challenging, but extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's intermediate curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great horn player. On the way, you'll also learn useful music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.
Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. 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!
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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.com, an online music education company.
Here, we'll pick up where we left off in MusicProfessor's previous French Horn series: MusicProfessor's A Beginner's Guide to French Horn. In this lesson, we'll expand our warm-up techniques, learn a few new notes and Major scales, then tie it all up with a familiar melody.
Let's quickly recap everything we learned in this lesson.
Here we'll introduce the various topics to be covered in this Section, including many new notes and Major scales, a new rhythm, and most importantly, a detailed breakdown of Dynamics.
Let's begin discussing an important musical fundamental called Dynamics. Here we'll talk about when, why, and how they are used.
Let's begin practicing Dynamics by playing at drastically different volume levels.
Let's recap some of the topics we've covered in this Section.
Here we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including multiple new articulations, notes, and scales.
Let's discuss a handful of new Articulations, how to read them, when to use them, and how to play them.
Let's review the many different topics we covered in this Section.
Here we'll introduce the various topics to be covered in this Section, including a new rhythmic element, the 16th note, as well as important music notation elements called Tempo Markings.
Learn a new, faster rhythmic element, the 16th Note.
Let's quickly review all of the various topics we've discussed in this Section.
Here we'll introduce the various topics we'll cover in this Section, including a detailed review of Breathing, an expanded study of 16th Notes, as well as some of the last notes and Major scales we'll need to learn.
Learn about a new, more-effecient type of inhalation called the Sip Breath. This is especially useful for long passages without many rests.
Learn a new note, Gb/F#.
Let's practice reading and interpreting Breath Marks in music.
Let's quickly review everything we learned in this lesson; there was a lot!
Here we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, notably a new type of time signature called Cut Time and a new rhythmic concept called Syncopation.
Learn a new, higher note, F.
Let's quickly review everything we learned in this Section.
Here we'll discuss a few of the topics being covered in this Section, including a new rhythm, the Triplet, and a new Time Signature called 6/8.
Spend some additional time getting comfortable with C#/Db and C.
Let's quickly review many of the topics we covered in this Section.
Here we'll introduce the concepts being covered in this Section, including a deeper exploration of 6/8 Time, some variations of the Chromatic Scale, and the importance of Tuning.
Let's spend some time reviewing how to adjust your air and embouchure to play in tune, also known as 'Finding the Center of the Pitch.'
Let's practice some different techniques for playing in tune.
Here's a useful technique for strengthening your embouchure and ultimately finding the perfect middle of every note.
Learn how to correctly play the French Horn from a standing position.
Let's review everything we covered in this final Section.
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