|Author||Topic: french horn|
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|posted: 11/22/2003 at 3:08:49 AM ET|
i am a french horn player but i just cant play the low n high notes.i need help.my air speed is not fast enough so i cant play.wat should i do
|posted: 12/4/2003 at 1:18:38 PM ET|
Practice your paces nad you will eventually get it never give up no matter what okay.!!!
How long has music been around?
|posted: 12/13/2003 at 2:52:48 AM ET|
You are correct to focus on your air speed. The way to do that is by compressing the air through a small passage way. You create this passage with your tongue level.
Low notes are "AH". This makes your tongue lay flat, so the air goes slowly through a large passage way.
For high notes the syllable is "EE". This causes the tongue to arch and compress the air.
Lip slurs are the way to go. They help train your tongue to work in this way.
Be careful not to use too much pressure to achieve the upper range. Also, you must stay relaxed in your throat/upper body and keep a steady air stream.
|posted: 4/5/2014 at 2:08:17 PM ET|