How do I best develop stamina? Help!?

Hello FHP, can someone tell me how they best build their stamina when playing? I find myself commonly running out of energy to play, and can't play so high for that session after having played long or high. How do I make my playing sessions last longer without me losing range so quickly?

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2 months ago
7

Hello and welcome!

Hello and Welcome! I would like to see how long you people have been playing the horn. There are not many horn players in my city, so I would like to find others who play the horn(Not in person, online! :) ).

So I will start.
I'm a beginner. I started playing a month ago. I play the violin, viola, mandolin, clarinet, and horn.

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8 years ago
28

Range Range Range...

Been playin horn for a bit more than four years and I really love playing it! I really need some help in my higher register, i can hit the high F but i truggle going to G and beyond that and im starting to feel discouraged :c. I'd love to hear some tips with improving my range. Thanks!

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5 months ago
6

Other horns?

Hey, I know that this is for horn players (which I am), but are there any mellophone players here? And if there is, any advice because I really want to expand my range. My mello is in the key of b-flat. 

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8 months ago
5

What horn and what metal?

I was thinking about trying to get money to buy a new, professional horn, and I was wondering what kind of horns are the best. I know that the Berlin Phil plays on Alexander 103s, and they always seem to get good reviews, so I would definitely look at those, but I also know that there are other fantastic instruments and the Alexander might not be the best fit for me. Right now I play a Holton H179, and it works quite well for me, but I have college auditions next year and then college itself, and I think that a better horn would be beneficial.

I was looking online at alexander 103s, just for fun, and I saw that there are several different metals that they use. Each has its pros and cons, but I couldn't find which most people prefer.

If it helps at all, I prefer playing high horn (1st or 3rd).

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2 years ago
4

Range?

Hello there! I was wondering about what everyone's range was. I am so self conscious that I have a tiny range. I also find that for big concerts where we play 10-12 pieces I can barely hit high notes at the end. I was looking for tips on how to expand range and build better endurance. Anything will help! 

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9 months ago
16

Hello!

Howdy, I'm new here so heres something about me. I have been playing horn for around three years. Its not the only brass instrument I play, but it is superior to the rest. I am about to go in to college as a Music major. Thats me, for the most part. since I have only been playing horn for three years, I am far from knowing everything. So I would love to hear any tips, tricks, or facts about horn, I'm all ears. Anyway, thats me.

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a year ago
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Hi

Hey there, I'm new to this group. I play the alto saxophone but I'll be switching to french horn a couple weeks into school. I'm switching because the alto saxophone is really boring to me now. I can't wait, I've played a little bit of french horn before and it's awesome! And I might be keeping my username the same, because I like it, lol. So, if you have and tips and things like that, that'd be greatly appreciated!

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5 years ago
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