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French Horns

French Horn Buying Guide
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  1. Blessing BM-400 Series Marching Bb French Horn
    Starting at $1,429.99
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    $1,214.99
  2. Conn 11DS Symphony Series Screw Bell Double Horn
    Starting at $4,929.00
  3. Amati AHR 345H Series Double Horn
    Amati AHR 345H Series Double Horn
    $3,219.99
  4. Kanstul 335 Geyer Series Double Horn
    $4,260.00
  5. Hans Hoyer 801 Geyer Series Double Horn
    $5,210.00
  6. Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn
    Hans Hoyer G10A Geyer Series Double Horn
    $5,713.00
  7. Hans Hoyer Myron Bloom 7802 Bb/F Double French Horn String Mechanism
    Starting at $8,017.00
  8. Hans Hoyer 7801 Nickel Double French Horn
    Hans Hoyer 7801 Nickel Double French Horn
    Starting at $8,017.00
  9. Hans Hoyer Heritage 6802 Bb/F Double French Horn String Mechanism
    Starting at $5,379.00
  10. Hans Hoyer Heritage 6801 Bb/F Double French Horn Detachable Bell
    Starting at $5,425.00
  11. Conn 11D Symphony Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
    $4,459.00
  12. Conn 10D Symphony Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
    $4,459.00
  13. King 1122 Ultimate Series Marching Bb French Horn
    Starting at $2,169.00
  14. Holton H275 Professional Merker-Matic French Horn
    $4,809.00
  15. Hans Hoyer C12-L Double Horn
    Hans Hoyer C12-L Double Horn
    $8,503.00
  16. Conn 9D CONNstellation Series Fixed Bell Double Horn
    $4,669.00
  17. Conn 9DS CONNstellation Series Screw Bell Double Horn
    $5,309.00
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The French horn is one of the more well-known brass instruments; if not for its sound, then for its distinct shape and history. Interestingly enough, though called the French horn, the design for the instrument we generally see today was originally crafted in Germany. Regardless of its origin, these horns play an important role within brass bands and orchestras. There are a variety of French horn options available, so you’ll be able to find the one that is perfect for you. The most important thing to be aware of when looking for a French horn is the skill level of the musician who will be playing it. In general, these horns can be broken up into two categories: single horns and double horns. Single horns come in one of two keys (F and Bb) and include three rotary valves, while double horns are able to shift between keys and use a fourth rotary valve. More rare, but gaining a following, is the triple horn, which is similar to the double, but also provides easier access to the horns upper range. A single horn is generally ideal for younger and/or novice players, while the double and triple horns are better for bigger and more experienced players. It’s also worth noting that most horn players will eventually move on from single to double or triple horns, so that may also factor into your decision. Next, you’ll want to know where the horn will be used primarily. The French horn’s standard shape can make it difficult to play while standing, which is why there are certain horns specifically designed for use in marching bands. Horns such as the M551 Series Marching Bb French Horn from Dynasty or the YHR-302M Series Marching Bb French Horn from Yamaha feature a forward facing design and different valve system that retains much of the standard horn’s timbre. If the plan is to play in the marching band, you’ll definitely want to consider one of these horns. The French horn is an incredibly complex instrument that, like all instruments, requires care and practice. By taking the time to do better understand what it is you’re looking for, you’ll have a French horn that will provide you, your group, and your family beautiful music for years to come.


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