New to the forums but im 15 from Australia playing double french horn at a 8th grade level. I was just wondering any tips you have found helpful and also im looking to keep my self busy after I've finished my exams so any music or anything you could recommended?
Re: Just some tips and more music! 16:42 on Thursday, September 13, 2012
*practice at soft and loud dynamics. Exaggerate the printed dynamics in your music when practicing
*get used to enjoying long tones. The more long tones you do the better in tune you will be.
*never force your range it'll only hurt you. Find what your comfortable range is now (high and low) and then slowly work toward extending it. Perhaps a half step every two weeks.
*develop a full warm up/maintenance routine and a quick warm up routine.
*be humble and grateful; none of us deserve to play such a wonderful instrument.