The french horn is a member of the brass family. It is an instrument made of about 12 – 13 feet of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. Most commonly it has lever-operated rotary valves operated with the left hand, to route the air into extra tubing to change the pitch.
Three valves control the flow of air in the single horn, which is usually tuned to F. The more common double horn has a fourth valve, usually operated by the thumb, which routes the air to one set of tubing tuned to F or the second set of tubing tuned to BÃ¢â„¢Â
The french horn is used in classical, jazz and concert band music.
Taylor’s carries a full line of french horns ranging from student level to intermediate to professional including such brands as Yamaha, Jupiter, Selmer, Conn, King and Armstrong. The expert staff at Taylor’s can help you choose your instrument or place a special order for an instrument to fit your needs.
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