Microtonal resources & Resources for beginners.
Michael's Microtonal Method is for advanced players wishing to expand their knowledge, experience and skills.
Overview - embedded above
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 Five (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
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.
Easy Chromatic fingering: video further down this page.
Scales: fingerings to achieve good intonation for chords. All majors & minors https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj-3CaGOcPF0IqUyRDBuZLP0w-uolct4M
Chord progressions in simple just intonation: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj-3CaGOcPF2WZCsp0VNLqdvcsZ0ewFXc
Beginner Duets Part One, Seven Sessions
Beginner Duets Part Two, Seven Sessions
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.
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.