French Horn: Foundations 2 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Mahler 1 in A Major

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

Lesson 2: Schubert in G Major

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

Lesson 3: Weber in G Major

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

Lesson 4: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

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

Lesson 5: 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:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon like this or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.

French Horn: Foundations 2 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: Mahler 1 in A Major

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

Lesson 2: Schubert in G Major

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

Lesson 3: Weber in G Major

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

Lesson 4: Tchaikovsky 4 in C Minor

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

Lesson 5: 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:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon likethis or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.

French Horn: Foundations 1 (non-credit)

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: 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 2: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

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

Lesson 3: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

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

Lesson 4: Dvořák in D Major

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

Lesson 5: Simple Gifts in F Major

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

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon likethis or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.

French Horn: Foundations 1 – UC APPROVED

COURSE OVERVIEW:

Lesson 1: 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 2: Mahler 1 in B-flat Major

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

Lesson 3: Mussorgsky in E-flat Major

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

Lesson 4: Dvořák in D Major

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

Lesson 5: Simple Gifts in F Major

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

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Working instrument (single or double)
  • Reliable access to a computer and internet
  • Recording device for recording assignments (phone, tablet, camera, computer, etc.)
  • Required: International Horn Society (https://www.hornsociety.org/)
  • Horn care packet from Amazon likethis or this which contains valve oil, slide grease, mouthpiece brush, and horn cleaning snake.