A Singing Approach to Horn Playing: Pitch, Rhythm, and Harmony Training for Horn (Paperback)

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A Singing Approach to Horn Playing: Pitch, Rhythm, and Harmony Training for Horn (Paperback)

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In A Singing Approach to Horn Playing, author and renowned teacher-musician Natalie Douglass Grana develops the fundamental sense of pitch that is essential to play the horn. The book begins with simple songs to sing on solf ge, buzz on the mouthpiece, and play on the horn, followed by inner
hearing, transposition, and polyphonic exercises. Readers learn to fluidly hear the notes on the page before playing them, through sequential exercises with songs, improvisation, stick notation, and duets. Training continues with progressively challenging melodies, including canons as well as vocal
etudes (solfeggi) like those of Giuseppe Concone. Finally, hornists apply their musicianship skills to standard etude, solo, and orchestral horn repertoire. Horn parts are provided with important lines from the orchestra or accompaniment, transposed to also be sung and played on the horn.
Accompanying rhythmic and harmonic exercises enable performers to learn to hear the parts together as they play. Through a wide-ranging synthesis of theory, practical advice, and exercises, Douglass Grana puts forth a crucial guide for a new generation of horn players and burgeoning musicians
seeking to improve and perfect their sense of pitch.
Natalie Douglass Grana is a hornist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her integrative approach to teaching horn through singing and inner hearing has garnered international recognition, and she has worked with hundreds of students to develop fluency as hornists and complete musicians. Dr. Grana is currently on faculty at Lake Forest College and DePaul University in Chicago, and holds a D.M.A. in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an M.M. in Horn Performance and B.M.E. in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Product Details ISBN: 9780197603574
ISBN-10: 0197603572
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: July 29th, 2022
Pages: 248
Language: English