Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here - Download the Course Sheet Music Companion Book

    • Beginning French Horn Sheet Music Companion Book

  • 2

    Module 1 - The French Horn

    • Lesson 1: Intro

    • Lesson 2: Parts of the Instrument

    • Lesson 3: Horn Maintenance pt. I

    • Lesson 4: Horn Maintenance pt. II

    • Lesson 5: Horn Maintenance pt. III

    • Lesson 6: Necessary Tools

    • Lesson 7: Maintenance Frequency

    • Lesson 8: Taking Care of Your Horn

    • Lesson 9: Review

  • 3

    Module 2 - Making Sound

    • Lesson 10: Intro

    • Lesson 11: Recap

    • Lesson 12: Embouchure

    • Lesson 13: Air

    • Lesson 14: Mouthpiece Placement

    • Lesson 15: Troubleshooting Embouchure

    • Lesson 16: Sirens

    • Lesson 17: Exercise - Combining Sirens

    • Lesson 18: Articulations

    • Lesson 19: Review

  • 4

    Module 3 - Reading Music

    • Lesson 20: Intro

    • Lesson 21: Recap

    • Lesson 22: Posture

    • Lesson 23: Playing Position

    • Lesson 24: Right Hand Technique

    • Lesson 25: Tuning

    • Lesson 26: The Musical Alphabet

    • Lesson 27: First Notes

    • Lesson 28: Troubleshooting Notes

    • Lesson 29: Home Note

    • Lesson 30: Exercise - Changing Notes

    • Lesson 31: Note G

    • Lesson 32: Note E

    • Lesson 33: Note C

    • Lesson 34: Review

  • 5

    Module 4 - First Melodies

    • Lesson 35: Intro

    • Lesson 36: Recap

    • Lesson 37: Slurs and Skips

    • Lesson 38: Note F

    • Lesson 39: Exercise - Getting to Know F

    • Lesson 40: Note D

    • Lesson 41: Exercise - Getting to Know D

    • Lesson 42: Exercise - Expanded Range

    • Lesson 43: Melody - 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

    • Lesson 44: Staff

    • Lesson 45: Melody - 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

    • Lesson 46: Note A

    • Lesson 47: Exercise - Getting to Know A

    • Lesson 48: Review

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    Module 5 - Musical Notation

    • Lesson 49: Intro

    • Lesson 50: Warm Up Routine

    • Lesson 51: Melody - 'London Bridge'

    • Lesson 52: Melody - 'London Bridge Notation'

    • Lesson 53: Melody - 'London Bridge'

    • Lesson 54: Melody - 'Old MacDonald'

    • Lesson 55: Melody - 'Old MacDonald'

    • Lesson 56: Review

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    Module 6 - Key Signature

    • Lesson 57: Intro

    • Lesson 58: Recap

    • Lesson 59: Note F#

    • Lesson 60: Exercise - Getting to Know F#

    • Lesson 61: Sharps and Naturals

    • Lesson 62: Exercise - Getting to Know F# on the Staff

    • Lesson 63: Melody - 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

    • Lesson 64: Note Bb

    • Lesson 65: The Flat Sign

    • Lesson 66: Exercise - Getting to Know Bb

    • Lesson 67: Accidentals

    • Lesson 68: Rhythmic Notation

    • Lesson 69: Exercise - Reading Rhythm

    • Lesson 70: Exercise - Reading Rhythm

    • Lesson 71: Key Signatures

    • Lesson 72: Melody - 'Yankee Doodle'

    • Lesson 73: 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 74: Melody - 'German Waltz

    • Lesson 75: Melody - 'German Waltz'

    • Lesson 76: Review

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    Module 7 - Scales

    • Lesson 77: Intro

    • Lesson 78: Recap

    • Lesson 79: Note B

    • Lesson 80: Exercise - Getting to Know B

    • Lesson 81: Melody - 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'

    • Lesson 82: Note C

    • Lesson 83: Exercise - Getting to Know C

    • Lesson 84: Intro to Scales

    • Lesson 85: Scale C Major

    • Lesson 86: Note Low B

    • Lesson 87: Exercise - Getting to Know Low B

    • Lesson 88: Note Low A

    • Lesson 89: Exercise - Getting to Know Low A

    • Lesson 90: Note Low G

    • Lesson 91: Exercise - Getting to Know Low G

    • Lesson 92: Troubleshooting Low Notes

    • Lesson 93: Scale G Major

    • Lesson 94: Melody - 'Camptown Races'

    • Lesson 95: Melody - Camptown Races

    • Lesson 96: Review

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    Module 8 - Lip Slurs and Maintenance

    • Lesson 97: Intro

    • Lesson 98: Recap

    • Lesson 99: Introducing Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 100: Harmonic Series Fingerings

    • Lesson 101: The Way Things Work

    • Lesson 102: Exercise - Lip Slurs Descending

    • Lesson 103: Exercise - Lip Slurs Ascending

    • Lesson 104: Exercise - Lip Slurs Up and Down

    • Lesson 105: Exercise - Lip Slurs in Octaves

    • Lesson 106: Exercise - Lip Slurs in Octaves Up and Down

    • Lesson 107: Exercise - Extending the Low Register

    • Lesson 108: Bath Time Intro

    • Lesson 109: Taking the Horn Apart

    • Lesson 110: Next Steps

    • Lesson 111: Cleaning the Small Parts

    • Lesson 112: Putting it Back Together

    • Lesson 113: Charge!

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    Module 9 - Enharmonics

    • Lesson 114: Intro

    • Lesson 115: Recap

    • Lesson 116: Note C#

    • Lesson 117: Note D#

    • Lesson 118: Exercise - Intro to the Chromatic Scale

    • Lesson 119: Note G#

    • Lesson 120: Note A#

    • Lesson 121: Enharmonics

    • Lesson 122: Exercise - Intro to the Chromatic Scale

    • Lesson 123: Exercise - Intro to the Chromatic Scale

    • Lesson 124: Chromatic Scale

    • Lesson 125: Exercise - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 126: Exercise - Reading Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 127: Exercise - Reading Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 128: Exercise - Chromatic Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 129: Melody - 'Humoresque'

    • Lesson 130: Review