Tuning the Horn
Engaging with the natural notes of the (French) horn.
Currently there are educational videos as well as videos for playing along with. Duets, trios etc minus a part so that the experience of playing just intonation intervals can be somewhat 'live'. The first in the series invites you to join me in a duet. Use the harmonics of the horn to achieve simple just intonation in a few standard chords in C major (concert F). Fingerings are suggested and the notation shows the major 3rds that should be narrower than standard 12-tone equal tempered intervals. Notation uses the Extended Helmholts-Ellis Just Intonation system devised by Marc Sabat & Wolfgang von Schweinitz (see their detailed explanation at https://marsbat.space/pdfs/notation.pdf). The video is embedded below for easy access.
There will be a book published at some time in the future. There's a sample below this section, called French horn Made Simple.
Some of the videos below have been renamed and are in the playlist Tuning the Horn https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj-3CaGOcPF0PYFll2X_gd7T8Yjb80v1p . They are for advanced players wishing to expand their knowledge, experience and skills.
Overview - embedded below
3rd harmonic - https://youtu.be/Ur-WWNJARL0
5th harmonic - https://youtu.be/Yz9anwRH_1M
7th harmonic - https://youtu.be/YDjYnxAs6Ck
11th harmonic - https://youtu.be/Jp1qaHl5b0g
13th harmonic - https://youtu.be/PLnf0lW3XOs
New in 2023:
Harmonics 8-64 in three videos:
Part One (harmonics 8-16) https://youtu.be/zYgTj1Zphog
Part Two (harmonics 16-32) https://youtu.be/u9ZMvPuXgus
Part Three (harmonics 32-64) https://youtu.be/Ml1Yclvw7y8
7th harmonic - https://youtu.be/TPmVYGvXJ2s
11th harmonic - https://youtu.be/0KHtVSxlXI0
13th harmonic - https://youtu.be/Yb1ugIlY6v0
French horn made simple pdf
3 really important things you need to understand to play the French horn: 1. Harmonics 2. Valves 3. Air pressure
Trio in Free Time Nr. 2 using harmonics 4, 6, 7, 9