French Horn: Basics 1 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: Getting Started—Holding the Horn, Breathing, and Embouchure

  • Parts of the horn
  • Assembling and holding the horn
  • Breathing
  • Embouchure and creating sound
  • Maintaining the horn

Lesson Two: Hot Cross Buns

  • Embouchure work
  • Breathing exercises
  • Playing in E-flat major
  • Articulation
  • Performance Piece: Hot Cross Buns

Lesson Three: More on Hot Cross Buns

  • History of horn
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Playing in F major
  • Breathing exercise
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Four: Pierrot

  • Breathing exercise
  • Introduction to the metronome
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Performance piece: Pierrot
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Five: Major Duple

  • Range exercise
  • Introduction to solfège
  • Solfège exercise
  • Finger chart
  • Performance Piece: Major Duple

Lesson Six: Go Tell Aunt Rhody

  • Introduction to dynamics
  • New keys: C major and A minor
  • Performance piece: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Performance review piece

Lesson Seven: Lightly Row

  • Horn history
  • Introduction to mutes
  • Performance piece: Lightly Row
  • Lightly Row inner voice lines

Lesson Eight: Long, Long Ago

  • C major scale
  • Performance piece: Long, Long Ago
  • Inner voice lines
  • E-flat and F major scale

Lesson Nine: Long, Long Ago in A Minor

  • Tuning
  • Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Chromatic scale
  • Problem solving

Lesson Ten: Preparing for the Final Exam

  • Improvising melodic phrases
  • Improvisation on Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Improvisation on inner voice lines
  • Performance Review

Required Materials

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

French Horn: Basics 2 (non-credit)

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: Frère Jacques in B-flat Major

  • Revisiting Basics 1
  • Frère Jacques
  • Frère Jacques improvisation
  • B-flat major scale
  • History—studio horn playing in Los Angeles

Lesson Two: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

  • Minor Frère Jacques
  • B-flat minor scale
  • Style markings
  • Improvisation
  • History

Lesson Three: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

  • Mussorgsky
  • Additional instrumental lines
  • Historical context
  • Listening assignment
  • E-flat major scale

Lesson Four: Dvořák in D Major

  • Dvořák in D Major
  • Dvořák surrounding parts
  • Accents
  • Volume

Lesson Five: Simple Gifts in F Major

  • Simple Gifts
  • Sustaining through long phrases
  • Simple Gifts improvisation
  • Transcription assignment

Lesson Six: Mahler 1 in A Major

  • Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st movement excerpt
  • A Major Scale
  • Mahler excerpt—1st horn part
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Seven: Schubert in G Major

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement
  • Ranger
  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement improvisation
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Eight: Weber in G Major

  • Weber Overture
  • Low range
  • Composition assignment
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Nine: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
  • Chunking rhythm
  • History—Tchaikovsky
  • Volume and intonation

Lesson Ten: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in B-flat Major

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement trio
  • Articulation
  • Transposition
  • Listening assignment
  • History—Symphony No. 3

Required Materials

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

French Horn: Basics 2 – UC Approved

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: Frère Jacques in B-flat Major

  • Revisiting Basics 1
  • Frère Jacques
  • Frère Jacques improvisation
  • B-flat major scale
  • History—studio horn playing in Los Angeles

Lesson Two: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

  • Minor Frère Jacques
  • B-flat minor scale
  • Style markings
  • Improvisation
  • History

Lesson Three: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

  • Mussorgsky
  • Additional instrumental lines
  • Historical context
  • Listening assignment
  • E-flat major scale

Lesson Four: Dvořák in D Major

  • Dvořák in D Major
  • Dvořák surrounding parts
  • Accents
  • Volume

Lesson Five: Simple Gifts in F Major

  • Simple Gifts
  • Sustaining through long phrases
  • Simple Gifts improvisation
  • Transcription assignment

Lesson Six: Mahler 1 in A Major

  • Mahler Symphony No. 1, 1st movement excerpt
  • A Major Scale
  • Mahler excerpt—1st horn part
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Seven: Schubert in G Major

  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement
  • Ranger
  • Schubert Symphony No. 9, 1st movement improvisation
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Eight: Weber in G Major

  • Weber Overture
  • Low range
  • Composition assignment
  • Listening assignment

Lesson Nine: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
  • Chunking rhythm
  • History—Tchaikovsky
  • Volume and intonation

Lesson Ten: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in B-flat Major

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 3, 3rd movement trio
  • Articulation
  • Transposition
  • Listening assignment
  • History—Symphony No. 3

Required Materials

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

French Horn: Basics 1 – UC Approved

Lessons Overview:

Lesson One: Getting Started—Holding the Horn, Breathing, and Embouchure

  • Parts of the horn
  • Assembling and holding the horn
  • Breathing
  • Embouchure and creating sound
  • Maintaining the horn

Lesson Two: Hot Cross Buns

  • Embouchure work
  • Breathing exercises
  • Playing in E-flat major
  • Articulation
  • Performance Piece: Hot Cross Buns

Lesson Three: More on Hot Cross Buns

  • History of horn
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Playing in F major
  • Breathing exercise
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Four: Pierrot

  • Breathing exercise
  • Introduction to the metronome
  • Flexibility exercise
  • Performance piece: Pierrot
  • Gaining musical literacy

Lesson Five: Major Duple

  • Range exercise
  • Introduction to solfège
  • Solfège exercise
  • Finger chart
  • Performance Piece: Major Duple

Lesson Six: Go Tell Aunt Rhody

  • Introduction to dynamics
  • New keys: C major and A minor
  • Performance piece: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Performance review piece

Lesson Seven: Lightly Row

  • Horn history
  • Introduction to mutes
  • Performance piece: Lightly Row
  • Lightly Row inner voice lines

Lesson Eight: Long, Long Ago

  • C major scale
  • Performance piece: Long, Long Ago
  • Inner voice lines
  • E-flat and F major scale

Lesson Nine: Long, Long Ago in A Minor

  • Tuning
  • Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Chromatic scale
  • Problem solving

Lesson Ten: Preparing for the Final Exam

  • Improvising melodic phrases
  • Improvisation on Long, Long Ago in A Minor
  • Improvisation on inner voice lines
  • Performance Review

Required Materials

  • Single or double horn and mouthpiece in playable condition
  • Valve oil (Hetman rotor valve 12, Hetman medium bearing and linkage 13.5, or Al Cass)
  • Slide grease (Yamaha or Schilke)
  • Horn cleaning snake
  • Mouthpiece brush
  • Alternatively, invest in a horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Recording device (video camera, smart phone, tablet, camera, etc.)

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