The French horn

By: Hannah wood

How does it work

The French horn is a brass insterment. It is a long 15 foot, thin piece of tubing. You use the mouthpiece and blow air threw it to make notes come out. You are able to change the note that comes out by changing the shape of your ombishore (the way your lips). When you push down the valves it makes the notes go higher and lower but when you push the thumb trigger it helps you go up to the higher notes like high a, b, c, d, etc. There are slides on the insterment that help the air go threw to make the right sound. they also get a lot of water trapped in it that you have to empty out of the insterment.

The history of the french horn

The French horn was an invention based on the early hunting horns. French horns were first used as musical insterments during the 16th century operas. During the 17th century, modifications were made to the bell and (large and flared bells) of the horn were made and the cor de chasse, or the French horn as the English called it was born.

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The 16th century hunting horn.

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The first French horn every made.

Here is a song played on the french horn.

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