Solo Training for Horn


Solo Training for Horn by James Boldin is appropriate for high school through professional horn players.

Solo Training for Horn is designed to help you meet challenges found in eight popular solo works. When practiced regularly and intelligently, these studies will provide the foundation for successful performance of the works on which they are based, and other repertoire as well.

This collection consists of 12-15 studies per solo, each one focused on a relatively short passage or collection of passages. Literal repetition is generally avoided in favor of varied and progressive repetition. Most studies begin from a point of ease, and gradually progress to extremes, often going above and beyond what is required in the original works. Works include:

Sonata, Op. 17 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Villanelle by Paul Dukas

Concerto No. 1, Hob. VIId:3 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto, K. 495 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Morceau de Concert, Op. 94 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann

Concerto, Op. 8 by Franz Strauss

Concerto in D, TWV 51:D8 by Georg Philipp Telemann

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“James Boldin has taken a group of familiar, commonly performed horn solo works and broken them down into an innovative series of etudes. The idea is to use these etudes as a form of training ('cross training') to improve performance of the actual solo works. Give these innovative etudes a look; they will improve your solo performance.” - John Ericson, Arizona State University

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

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Solo Training Duets for Horns is a companion book to this volume. Click here to order the Solo Training Bundle for Horn containing both books at a discount.

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