Essentials for the Advancing French Horn Player


Below is a list of recommended etude/technical books for the French horn — some of the “Essentials for the Advancing French Horn Player.” They include many tried and true studies in tone production, technique, articulation, musicianship, etc. All of the literature/books itemized here can be purchased from Art’s Music Shop.

Also included here are some famous French horn artists with a corresponding recording that you may listen to. You can find many other recordings by these artists and more on YouTube, including master classes.

Just for fun, at the bottom, we’ve added some names of notable celebrities that have played the French horn.

French Horn Literature


Composer/Arranger

Getchell

Title

First Book of Practical Studies for French Horn

ALF.00-EL01748

first bk practical studies for horn-getchell

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$7.99

Composer/Arranger

Hilliard

Title

Lip Slurs for Horn

HL.00317237

lip slurs for horn-hilliard

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$14.95

Composer/Arranger

Kopprasch

Title

60 Selected Studies Book 1 for Horn

CF.O2790X (94-2310-4)

 

 

60 Selected Studies Book 2 for Horn

CF.O2791 (94-2231-2)

kopprasch selected studies bk1 horn

kopprasch selected studies bk2 horn

 

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$14.99

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$9.99

Composer/Arranger

Pottag/Andraud

Title

335 Melodious Progressive  & Technical Studies Bk 1

HL.03770212 (94-2302-1)

 

 

335 Melodious Progressive  & Technical Studies Bk 2

HL.03770622 (94-2303-9)

pottag-andraud 335 selected prog mel studies horn bk 1

pottag-andraud 335 selected prog mel studies horn bk 2

 

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$30.00

 

 

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$29.95

 

Composer/Arranger

Rubank

Title

Intermediate Method for Horn

HL.04470240 (99-4090-9)

 

 

 

Advanced Method Vol 1 for Horn

HL.04470440 (99-4141-0)

 

 

 

Advanced Method Vol 2 for Horn

HL.04470450 (99-4180-8)

rubank inter horn method

rubank adv vol1 horn method

rubank adv vol 2 horn method

 

 

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$6.99

 

 

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Composer/Arranger

Shoemaker

Title

Legato Etudes for French Horn

ALF.00-EL02282

legato etudes for horn by shoemaker

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$7.95


French Horn Artists for Listening

 on YouTube

Radek Baborak


Herman Baumann


Stefan Dohr


Philip Farkas


Barry Tuckwell


Sarah Willis


 

 

 

 

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Celebrities/Notable People

that have played the

FRENCH HORN

Ewan McGregor


Jon Stewart (The Daily Show)


Chuck Todd (Meet the Press, NBC)


Vanessa Williams