One of the most frequent questions asked by horn beginners is:

"What's the reason for all those tubes, and how can you play all the notes only using 3 keys?"

In this video I will explain the 7 fingerings first using the tube lengths, then the name of each horn.

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Range shifts on the horn, is something that worries most of the horn players. This happens because, somehow, we need to make some changes on the embouchure. Fortunately some horn player don't require so may changes, but most of us, mere mortals, can't avoid those shifts. This is an interval exercise for helping controlling these shifts and give the student the ability to easily identify different intervals.

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Controlling wide intervals on the horn, is something that worry a lot of horn players, specially because as the intervals get wider, increases the changes to miss a note. This is a nice exercise based on the equal division of the octave. Not all music is based on major and minor scales, so that's why symmetric interval based exercises are important! In this exercise you will practice chromatic scales, whole tone scales, diminished 7th arpeggios, augmented arpeggios, tritones and octaves.

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A simple but effective exercise for practicing left hand dexterity on the horn. It is based on interval sequences, doing all the possibilities within the same interval, starting from a specific note. If you pick a different note each day, doing all the intervals starting from that note, after 12 days you will be repeating the same exercise again. Or you can choose specific intervals during a week...
Monday - Major 2nd
Tuesday - minor 3rd and Major 3rd
Wednesday - Perfect Forth, Augmented 4th
Thursday - Perfect 5th
Friday - minor 6th, major 6th
Saturday - minor and major 7th
Sunday - random interval or pick other like octave ore even wide intervals

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Having a good attack and clear articulation on the horn it's a very complex subject since our bell is turned backwards. So, it depends on the object behind us. If we have a curtain or a wall, we will get a different feeling. The same goes for our felling as a performer or as a listener...
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