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The Art of French Horn Playing (The Art of Series) Paperback – May 1, 1995
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- Publisher : Alfred Music; Illustrated edition (May 1, 1995)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0874870216
- ISBN-13 : 978-0874870213
- Item Weight : 9.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.88 x 0.26 x 11.82 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #134,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I always had a problem getting volume out of the mid-range of the instrument (around "middle C") - mezzo forte at best. I had assumed that this was just a weakness in my particular instrument but Farkas' book explained that this is a common problem and contains helpful exercises to overcome this weakness.
The book gave me an explanation as to why we need to transpose *down* a half tone when hand stopping (because hand stopping effectively shortens the instrument, raising the pitch). This always seemed counter intuitive to me seeing as closing off the bell seems to lower rather than raise the pitch of the instrument. The book even explains why this can only be done on the F horn.
I continuously refer back to this book and it has highlighted to me the poor quality peripatetic teaching I received at school (I had no idea lip trills existed before reading the book). Had I known all this 20 years ago I would probably have kept up my playing. This book should come with every horn sold everywhere.
[The only thing missing from this book is a chapter on all the different horn configurations and wraps that are available (descant, geyer, double, single, compensating, kruspe, etc) - but you can forgive Farkas for that since there have been developments in the instrument since the book was written.]
Und stilistisch schön geschrieben ist es auch ;-)