In this video lesson, Expert Katherine Liesener teaches how to play with complex fingerings for the French horn.
Transcript: KATHERINE LIESENER: "Hi! I'm Katie and I'm here on behalf of expertvillage.com to talk about the trick to working on your fingering. Often times when you are playing a passage often a quicker passage that requires more complex fingerings, you will find a temptation to lift your fingers up off of the keys when you are pressing down like this but that is going to slow you down. What you want to do is you want to keep the pads of your fingers on the rooters at all times and you don't need them, you don't want them flat like this, you want just the finger tips right on the edge. Here and you want to keep them on so you press the key down and you come back up, your finger hardly leaves the key. If you remember to keep your fingers, your fingertips on the keys it will help you to play the passages more quickly, like so."
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.