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lvl2 Instruments of the world: horn

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Mary plays the horn

 

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Mary is from Edmonton. She is a musician. She plays the horn.

Mary started to play the horn in Grade 7. She was in a band program at school.

Studied music

Mary went to university. She studied music. Later, she went back to university to become a teacher.

Loves to teach

Mary teaches the horn. She has 16 students right now.

 

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Loves to perform

Mary plays the horn at many events. Sometimes she plays with the Edmonton Symphony.

Mary also plays in a group with three other women.

The horn

The horn is also called the French horn. It is usually made of brass or silver.

Here are some parts of the horn:

 

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How to play the horn

  • Mary rests her hand inside the bell. Her hand supports the horn. Her hand can also change the sound.
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  • She buzzes (vibrates) her lips and blows air into the horn.
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  • She presses on the levers.
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Watch and listen to Mary play the horn.