In this video lesson, Expert Katherine Liesener teaches how to play staccato notes when playing the French horn.
Transcript: KATHERINE LIESENER: "Hi! I'm Katie and I'm here on behalf of expertvillage.com to show you how to play staccato on the French horn. Staccato marks look like this. All that means is to play a note very short. So if for example I would normally play a scale like this, if those notes had staccato marks under them it would sound like this. They are very short, they are very to the point. It almost helps to think of Bebe gun fire and in faster passages they are going to sound even more shorter. Like so and that is how you play staccato."
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.