Rehearsal 5 begins stopped horn. Ms. 7 of rehearsal 5 its back to not stopped on beat 2.
It's difficult to use a stopped mute for this piece because the switch to open is so quick. It's best to do stopped with the hand here. As different hands are different sizes the hand stops the sound at different spots within the bell. Fingerings for stopped horn will vary student to student.
Generally stop the horn with hand and play the fingering a half step lower than written note on F side of the horn. (No trigger). EX. for a G you would finger second valve which is F#.
OR play the fingering a half step higher than written note for Bb side of the horn. (Trigger fingerings) EX. for a G you would finger T23 which is G#.
They'll have to get with a tuner and figure out best fingering for each note! Might be worth a couple lessons with a french horn player.
Steve Parks recordings are great resources for these types of solos!
: Is anyone familiar with this F Horn solo? My
: questions: At rehearsal #9 measure 6 has
: only 3 beats. Is this a misprint or should
: it be treated accordingly/musically?
: Also, what is sons bouches? Ive found out
: "not stopped" but, no where
: before this does it say stopped. Does this
: mean to remove the hand all together?
: Thank you
: Luis Zepeda