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This guide provides top tips and resources for performing and studying the French horn. Navigate the guide via the tabs at the top of the page, or use the links in the Table of Contents below to get started. 


Scores & Parts: Find a specific piece of music | Find any piece of music with specific instruments

Recordings: Streaming Audio & Video | Hardcopy Recordings

Research: Articles | Books | Reference

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Recommended Horn Books in the Allen Library

Developing Expression in Brass Performance and Teaching

Helps brass teachers at all levels to develop an approach that keeps musical expression central to teaching, practicing, and performing.

Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire

Extensive list of works for horn unaccompanied, with keyboard, and with ensemble. Entries describe each piece's form and character, technical detail, performance challenges, and more.

Good Vibrations

Comprehensively addresses areas of muiscianship and technique for trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.

Horn Playing from the Inside Out

Scientifically deconstructs brass playing and presents specific methods to improve technique, musicianship, and more. Includes warm-ups, exercises, and instructions on mastering orchestral excerpts.


Tuckwell, one of the world's leading horn virtuosos, combines a soloist's experience, an orchestral player's inside knowledge, and a conductor's broad view of the horn and its music.

Top Databases for Horn Players

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