Horn Library

Learn to play the Horn well through accessible instruction and self-paced curriculum. Following the professional step-by-step instruction, intermediate players will learn to enhance your already developing Horn technique through the advanced library of video lessons. There’s something for every player in the Horn Library.

Overview

The cinematic sounds of the Horn make it one of the most popular instruments in homes, classrooms, and on the silver screen. Learn to create this characteristic sound right from the start through the sequential instruction in the Horn Library. The MusicProfessor instructors will lead you from opening your case for the first time through performing intermediate-level solos and etudes, all at your own pace and on any device.

This video library is perfect for:
  • First-time players ready to get playing
  • Intermediate instrumentalists looking to hone their performance skills
  • All players interested in self-paced, authentic instruction
In this library you’ll learn:
  • Instrument care and proper body position
  • How to hold the instrument and make your first sounds
  • Instrument-specific techniques to enhance your playing
  • Intermediate and advanced techniques and repertoire

Curriculum

Level 1 Horn

By Kate Warren
  • 0 Lessons
  • Kate Warren
  • Lesson 1: Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Assembly
  • Lesson 3: Instrument Care
  • Lesson 4: Posture/Holding the Horn
  • Lesson 5: Breathing
  • Lesson 6: Embouchure/Buzzing
  • Lesson 7: First Notes (G, E, C)
  • Lesson 8: Articulation
  • Lesson 9: Reading the Staff
  • Lesson 10: First Valve
  • Lesson 11: Rhythm Reading Basics
  • Lesson 12: First Melody-Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Lesson 13: London Bridge
  • Lesson 14: Three Blind Mice
  • Lesson 15: C in the Staff
  • Lesson 16: C Major Scale
  • Lesson 17: Yankee Doodle
  • Lesson 18: Jingle Bells
  • Lesson 19: B♭ Major Scale
  • Lesson 20: Key Signatures and Accidentals
  • Lesson 21: A Tisket a Tasket
  • Lesson 22: Ring Around the Rosie
  • Lesson 23: Ring Around the Rosie 2.0
  • Lesson 24: Rhythm Reading - 8th Notes
  • Lesson 25: Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Lesson 26: D Major Scale
  • Lesson 27: If You're Happy and you Know it
  • Lesson 28: Humoresque
  • Lesson 29: Chromatic Scale C-C
  • Lesson 30: Bach Minuet
  • Lesson 31: Little Bunny Foo Foo
  • Lesson 32: A Major Scale
  • Lesson 33: I'm a Little Tea Pot
  • Lesson 34: G Major Scale
  • Lesson 35: Skip to my Lou
  • Lesson 36: A♭ Major Scale
  • Lesson 37: Wheels on the Bus
  • Lesson 38: F Major Scale

Level 2 Horn

By Kate Warren
  • 39 Lessons
  • Kate Warren
  • Lesson 1: Simple Exercises
  • Lesson 2: Rhythm Reading - 16th Notes
  • Lesson 3: Dotted Rhythms
  • Lesson 4: Rhythm Review - My Country Tis of Thee
  • Lesson 5: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Lesson 6: E♭ Major Scale
  • Lesson 7: Frere Jaques
  • Lesson 8: E Major Scale
  • Lesson 9: Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me
  • Lesson 10: 2 8va Scales
  • Lesson 11: D♭/C# Major Scale F#/G♭ Major Scale
  • Lesson 12: Compound Meters
  • Lesson 13: Row Row Row Your Boat
  • Lesson 14: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  • Lesson 15: Intro to Bass Clef
  • Lesson 16: Descending Chromatically
  • Lesson 17: Conclusion
  • Lesson 18: Star Spangled Banner - Adagio
  • Lesson 19: Star Spangled Banner - Andante
  • Lesson 20: Star Spangled Banner - Allegretto
  • Lesson 21: Over the River - Adagio
  • Lesson 22: Over the River - Andante
  • Lesson 23: Over the River - Allegretto
  • Lesson 24: Working on the Railroad - Andante
  • Lesson 25: Working on the Railroad - Moderato
  • Lesson 26: Working on the Railroad - Allegro

Instructors

Kate Warren

Kate Warren is a freelance hornist based in New Haven, CT. She has previously toured with the Dallas Brass and held positions with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Kate is an in-demand lecturer and researcher, regularly presenting and speaking on gender and equity in brass playing. A passionate educator, she maintains a private studio, works with schools, and creates educational content on music and practicing via Instagram at @katewarrenmusic. Kate holds a Masters degree in horn performance from the New School, studying with Erik Ralske, a BM in horn performance from Florida State University, and is currently completing an MMA in horn performance at Yale. Kate also has extensive pageantry arts experience: Currently she teaches brass at the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps, visual at the Arizona Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, and is on staff with the University of New Haven Marching Chargers. She has previously taught visual for Carolina Crown and Ancient City Percussion, as well as worked with numerous high school programs. Kate marched four summers of DCI playing mellophone, two with Carolina Crown (2017, 2018) and two with the Boston Crusaders (2015, 2016). Outside of music she enjoys rock climbing and reading non-fiction."