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HornDiagram

HORNICONNAME: French Horn, a member of the brass family


HORNICONCLASSIFICATION: Aerophone: an instrument that produces sound by vibrations in a column of air.


HORNICONSIZE: Vairies; the total length of the tube is between 9 and 12 ft.


HORNICONRANGE: Three and a half octaves.


HORNICONORIGIN: The French horn was adapted from the hunters horn. The crooks were added in the 1700's, and valves were added in the early 1800's.


HORNICONNOTE: Because of the difficulty in mastering both the extreme high and low notes, players specialize in one range or another.



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