Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player


Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player by Marian Hesse is appropriate for junior high and high school horn players.

Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player is a systematic approach to help student hornists develop and maintain fundamental horn skills. Designed to challenge students but not overwhelm them, there are eight routines: Beginning, Air, Overtone Series, Intermediate, Ear Training, B-flat Horn, Duet/Intonation, and Advanced Routine. Each routine incorporates the following skill categories: long tones and mouthpiece buzzing, crescendo/diminuendo, lip slurs, accuracy and dynamic changes, alternating tongued and slurred between intervals, articulation and technique, high and low playing. By applying these skill categories as a template to each routine, students are sure to develop all of their skills equally.

“These are studies which will prepare the lips and musculature to safely and effectively perform in all registers with flexibility, fluidity, and strength, at all dynamic levels. They might just be the nearest thing to a secret strategy that a horn player will find.” - Lowell Greer, Orchestral Hornist, Chamber Musician, Soloist, Educator, and Horn Maker

58 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand

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MPM 11-015
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