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compensating french horn    10:44 on Monday, February 21, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

frenchhorn12
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hello
i play a conn 6d at my high school and ive been looking for a cheaper horn just to keep around my house for practice. ii recently came over a cheap compensating double french horn and i was wondering what peoples opinions are on them.
thanks!

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Re: compensating french horn    15:01 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

JOhnlovemusic
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Compensators have a history of being constantly out of tune. I believe that is more the player than the instrument itself. I do find they dont always have the best tone when playing on the F side. But for something to keep around the house and practice on is a great idea. And since they are a little lighter than a typical double horn you might find yourself practicing more.

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Re: compensating french horn    15:33 on Wednesday, March 02, 2011 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Fredrick
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I've been told practicing and performing on two different horns is a bad idea. I would advise practicing different material with the compensating horn than what you're playing on your other horn so that you don't learn a bad way to play the music you're going to perform (even though it may sound good on the compensating horn).

That being said, I also think having an extra horn around the house to pick up and practice instead of lugging your other horn to and from school every day is a nice idea. And as JOhn said, hopefully you'll be practicing more!

   

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