About this book
The Art of French Horn Playing by Philip Farkas is the ultimate guide to playing the French Horn. It is a treatise on the problems and techniques of French Horn playing, explained to the fullest extent.
It is a must-have book for horn players of all levels. Chapters include:
- Choosing the Mouthpiece and Horn
- Care and Maintenance
- Playing Position
- Correct Breathing
- Musical Phrasing
and much, much more!
About Phillip Farkas
Phillip Farkas is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music at Indiana University. In 1956, when Summy-Birchard published Farkas’s book, he was a solo horn player for the Chicago Symphony and had held similar positions with other orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Kansas City Conservatory, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Roosevelt University in Chicago. The Art of French Horn Playing set the pattern, and other books in the series soon followed, offering help to students in learning to master their instruments and achieve their goals.