French Horns

Assigned 2/8/19

Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here

-Book assignments: #68 both sides (Full Band only line A, French Horn only both lines)



Assigned 2/1/19

Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
-#56 in book (full band version) and #40
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned 1/25/19

Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
-#56 in book (full band version)
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned 1/18/19

Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-"Surprise Symphony Variations"
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 1/7/19
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-F major scale, ascending and descending, in whole notes, half notes, and quarter notes at a moderate tempo (speed)
-"High Adventure" 
-First 3-4 lines of "Surprise Symphony Variations
Recordings of the two songs above can be found here



Assigned week of 12/17/18 (and for winter break)
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-"High Adventure"
-First two lines (or more if comfortable) of "Surprise Symphony Variations"
-F major scale (F   G   A   Bb   C   D   E   F   E   D   C  Bb   A  G  F)



Assigned week of 12/10/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

-High Adventure
-F major scale (F    G    A   Bb   C   D   E    F   E   D   C   Bb   A   G   F)



Assigned week of 11/26/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)
For the next two weeks we will be primarily focusing on our concert songs, which are:

Pg. 7, #9 (Half Note Rock)
Pg. 7, #10 (Steppin')
Pg. 8, #15 (Rising Rhythms)
Pg. 9, #26 (Love Somebody)
Pg. 10, #29 (Serenity)
Pg. 10, #34 (The Frog's Song)
Pg. 15, #50 (Mahnomen Harvest)
Pg. 15, #52 (Now Let Me Fly)
Pg. 9, #25 (A La Rueda; this will be an Alto Saxophones and French Horn Only song)
Each school will also do a song:
Centerville: Pg. 9, #22 (Little Robin Redbreast)
Ayers: Pg. 9, #24 (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Hannah: Pg. 9, #23 (Merrily We Roll Along)
Cove: Pg. 8, #17 (Rain, Rain)
North Beverly: Pg. 8, #19 (Hot Cross Buns)



Assigned 11/16/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens and the four beat exercise with tonguing.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes C, D, E, F, G, A (also try with tonguing).

-Pg. 8 (french horns only) #17
-Pg. 8 (full band) #19
-Pg. 9 (full band) #22
-Pg. 9 (french horns only) #26
-Pg. 10 (french horns only) #30
-High Adventure, measures 1-19, add 19-27

*PROGRESS REPORTS ARE DUE WHEN BACK WHEN WE RETURN FROM VACATION*

Feel free to experiment with the notes you've learned, too!



Assigned 11/9/18
Students should be practicing about 15-20 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens and the four beat exercise with tonguing.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes C, D, E, F, G, A (also try with tonguing).

-Pg. 7, #s 10 and 11
-Pg. 8, #s 14 and 15
-High Adventure, measures 1-19

Feel free to experiment with the notes you've learned, too!



Assigned week of 10/22/18
Students should be practicing about 10 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens and the four beat exercise with tonguing.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes C, D, E, F, G, A (also try with tonguing).
Hot Cross Buns (using E, D, C)
Rain, Rain, Go Away (using G, F, and E)
Pages 4 and 5 (F Horn Only version of the pages), #s 1-5 (this is just review)
Page 4 French Horn and Brass only, #4 and 5
Page 7, #s 7, 8, 9, and 10

Feel free to experiment with the notes you've learned, too!



Assigned week of 10/15/18
Students should be practicing about 10 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens and the four beat exercise with tonguing.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes C, D, E, F, G (also try with tonguing).
Hot Cross Buns (using E, D, C)
Rain, Rain, Go Away (using G, F, and E)
Pages 4 and 5 (F Horn Only version of the pages), #s 1-5

Feel free to experiment with the notes you've learned, too!



Assigned week of 9/24/18
Students should be practicing about 10 minutes per day (5-7 days per week)

Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens and the four beat exercise with tonguing.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes C, D, E, F, G (also try with tonguing).
Hot Cross Buns (using E, D, C)


Dismissal policy forms are due back to Ms. Carr by our next lesson.



Assigned week of 9/17/18

At this point, students should be practicing about 5 minutes per day.

Practice taking deep breaths, and make sure you're sitting/standing nice and tall!
Mouthpiece
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise (try to tap your foot as you hold out the 4 beats). Also try sirens.
On instrument
Long tones and "4 beat" exercise on the notes E and C. 

After this, experiment!

*remember to make sure that you start each note like you're saying "too"
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