French Horn Book Three of the Brass in Color Beginner Method Series uses a color-coded tablature (Color Fingerings) to help students learn the fingerings of the French horn and apply them to notes in the High Range.
The High Range begins with the notes Ab/G# notated on the staff, and the remaining notes of the High Range are presented in an ascending chromatic order and end with the note C that is also notated on the staff. Along with the notes of the High Range the notes of the Middle Range are also presented in an ascending order to help students learn the correct fingerings for the High Range.
While learning the notes of the High Range students will be introduced to the music concepts of playing in 3/4 time, dotted quarter notes and the harmonic minor scale. Additionally, etudes are included to complete this French horn instructional series. These etudes allow students to practice playing each pitch of the Low, Middle and High Ranges without using Color Fingerings.
Standard music notation has also been included with each lesson. Breath marks, articulation, dynamics and tempi are not noted in the lessons and may be added by the instructor as needed. Also, key signatures are not used so that students will focus primarily on listening and learning the fingerings associated with the notes.
French Horn: Lesson Book 3