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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.