Resources for beginners. Also microtonal resources.

Beginner Duets Part One, Seven Sessions

Beginner Duets Part Two, Seven Sessions

Series 1, Part 2, Session 1
  • Series 1, Part 2, Session 1

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Learn playing duets. This series aims to make repeating simple pitches and rhythms feel musical. I want the experience to be as close as possible to playing a duet with your teacher. Part 2 builds on your work in Part 1. Session 1 has the notes C, D, E with a sneaky B-flat near the end.

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Series 1, Part 2, Session 6
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Learn playing duets. The first duet is specifically for the F horn, notes B-flat, D & F. The second duet is specifically for the B-flat horn, notes B-flat & E-flat. The third duet begins work on a chromatic scale, notes C, B, B-flat, A - the use of fingerings 0, 2, 1, 1+2 and in reverse.

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Series 1, Part 2, Session 7
  • Series 1, Part 2, Session 7

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Learn playing duets. The first duet is specifically for the F horn, notes A, C-sharp & E. The second duet is specifically for the B-flat horn, notes A & D. The third duet begins work on a chromatic scale, notes C, B, B-flat, A - the use of fingerings 0, 2, 1, 1+2 and in reverse.

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Further resources

Educational resources for students from beginner level.

French Horn Beginners: Learn Playing Duets gives you a practice-buddy. Practising is more interesting when shared. Series 1, Part 1 is free for you to download. Part 1 has 7 sessions. Each session has 3 duets. In the first you play the note C as whole notes. In the second you play the note C as half notes. In the third you play C as quarter notes. The pace is very gradual.

Series 1, Part 2 will have 7 sessions. Each session has 3 duets and is available for $4.

Modular Horns - 6 in the series so far.                                          Easy repetitive musical cells for near beginner (French) horn players. Group work supplement. Simple rhythm with variations encouraged. As few as two notes in a musical cell, for those students who don't always remember how to play their notes from one week to the next. A student can play one cell along with the music for the duration or change to another musical cell at will. For single F horns or single B-flat horns or double horns. 

Multi-moded may suit more advanced students undergoing embouchure rehabilitation. The pitch range is small and the pieces consolidate earlier learning.

 

Scales: fingerings to achieve good intonation for chords. All majors & minors https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj-3CaGOcPF0IqUyRDBuZLP0w-uolct4M

Michael's Microtonal Method is for advanced players wishing to expand their knowledge, experience and skills.

Overview - embedded below 

Episode One (3rd harmonic)                          - https://youtu.be/Ur-WWNJARL0

Episode Two (5th harmonic) - https://youtu.be/Yz9anwRH_1M

Episode Three (7th harmonic) - https://youtu.be/YDjYnxAs6Ck

Episode Four (11th harmonic) - https://youtu.be/Jp1qaHl5b0g

Episode 5 (13th harmonic) - https://youtu.be/PLnf0lW3XOs.

 

New practical exercises:

7th harmonic - https://youtu.be/TPmVYGvXJ2s

11th harmonic - https://youtu.be/0KHtVSxlXI0

13th harmonic - https://youtu.be/Yb1ugIlY6v0

Microtonal explorations: links to YouTube videos

Multi-moded for horn & piano.

Modular music for those with a year or so experience.