The French horn, or “horn” for short, is a brass instrument that is about twelve feet of tubing wrapped around into a coil, with a bell on the end. Horns have rotary valves used by the left hand (although some horns use piston valves like trumpets). Most beginning horn players use a single horn that has three valves, which is tuned to F. More advanced players use a double horn, which has a fourth valve (operated by the thumb and is tuned to B-flat). For more in-depth information on the French horn, click here.
French Horn Anatomy
Below you will find different videos about the French horn.
How To Clean a French Horn
French horn excerpt by Annamia Eriksson- Siegfried Horn Call
Liszt’s “Les Préludes”, horn solo
Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, Horns Solo Beginning
R Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 – 1 Barry Tuckwell 1987
Recommended French Horn Books
Rubank Advanced Method – French Horn Vol. 1
Rubank Advanced Method – French Horn Vol. 2
335 Selected Melodious, Progressive and Technical Studies for French Horn