In this video lesson, Expert Katherine Liesener teaches how to get the most out of your practice when playing French horn.
Transcript: KATHERINE LIESENER: "Hi! My name is Katie and I'm here on behalf of expertvillage.com to talk about the correct way to practice. So you could only become better on the French horn through practice and practicing regularly that is key. Ideally you want to get to the point where you're practicing everyday and where you are somewhat religious about it but no more so then you would be about brushing your teeth. It is just something that you do and by practicing regularly it keeps up the strength of your embbouchure. Now when you are practicing, you don't want to just be playing haphazardly, doing a whole bunch of different things but you want is a routine. So your routine might begin with a warm up, something to get your lips buzzing, or after that you might want to do something like scales to get your fingers down, work on fingering, and then after that you might want to work on specific a tunes. But the most important thing like I said is just practicing regularly and also to have some kind of routine to stick with and that is the best way to practice."
In this course, eHow Expert Katherine Liesener gives 23 video lessons on How To Play the French Horn. Learn basic tips and techniques for playing this brass instrument, including how to hold the horn, form proper embouchure, and changing pitch using your lips, the rotary valves, or by putting your hand in the bell. Also learn some intermediate French horn skills involving orchestral music, like how to play slurs, legato, glissando, staccato, and accent notes. Finally, get some practical care and maintenance tips for your horn, as well as some basic guidelines for creating a practice routine.