Horn Playing Past & Present





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Published on Feb 8, 2012

As part of an ongoing series of educational resources available for musicians and music educators, "Horn Playing" is a concise segment featuring the U.S. Army Field Band's French Horn section. Horn technique, both past and present, is covered, along with performance techniques such as hand position, valves, embouchure, articulation, practice tips, tone production, and breathing.

0:00 Introduction
1:05 History of the Horn/The Harmonic Series
7:49 Right Hand Position/Valves
18:10 Embouchure/Articulation
24:47 Practice Sessions
26:25 Correct Breathing
28:45 Tone Quality
32:01 Closing

The United States Army Field Band is the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army. Its four main components, the Concert Band, Soldiers' Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and The Volunteers, travel thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to audiences throughout the nation and around the world. Public concerts, school assemblies, clinics, festivals, and radio and television appearances are all part of the Army Field Band's schedule.

This educational clinic series is designed to share knowledge with America's young musicians and to aid teachers by focusing on specific musical areas. New educational materials are added to our collection each year.


For more information visit our website or contact:
Educational Activities Coordinator
The United States Army Field Band
4214 Field Band Drive
Fort Meade, Maryland 20755-5330

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  • Song

  • Artist

    • William Silvester
  • Album

    • American Winds
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    • NaxosofAmerica (on behalf of Mark Records), and 1 Music Rights Societies


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