Horn Excerpt Boot Camp
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"This will be a good addition to the etude repertoire and focuses on
essential and often neglected skills." -- William VerMuelen
There aren't many etude books that focus on this mushiest of registers.
We all spend uncountable hours learning how to play high notes and low
notes. Then, a solo like the one from Pictures at an Exhibition comes
along, and we can't play it with that wonderful ringing tone that would
be so easy if only the thing were written an octave up.
Most players have at least one register break. For some, it hovers
around F below middle C. For others, it sits around Bb, or C, or D.
Many players have more than one break. No matter your situation, these
etudes will force you to shift over and over until you master the art
of traveling across your break.
These etudes are written in a melodic, espressivo style, using a
contemporary musical language. I have tried to hit every possible
troublesome or vexatious issue in the middle register. If the etudes
drive you nuts, I've accomplished my goal.
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Composers are writing more and more music involving quarter tones.
If you have ever played the Ligeti Trio or the Hamburg Concerto, you
have experienced both the fantastic sounds and the difficulties of
This book contains explanations, a full notational system with
suggestions for composers, fingering charts, and 17 etudes, ranging
from fairly easy to extremely difficult. If you master this book, you
will be prepared for any quarter tone playing a composer sends your way.