Bear in mind that a single Bb with only three valves will be missing some low notes that occur with some regularity in low horn parts (2nd and 4th).
This will not matter at first, because the beginner starts in the middle register and may not be able to play these notes for a year or so, but will bring forward the need to replace the instrument if he becomes a serious ensemble player.
I think it's by Besson but don't know this for sure. What Firebird says about the tuning of the Bb side of double horn is correct, but a single Bb horn does not need to suffer from the same problem.
The reason that most horn players recommend either a single F or a double horn for a beginner is that the F horn naturally makes a characteristic horn sound, while the Bb horn can easily degenerate into a rather strident sound.
You can also get a compensating one which has an extra crook you engage to switch it between one and the other.The Brendan taper can be well combined with different bell flares, more about it on the Options page. gratis ficktreffen Trier AMERICUS – this popular instrument is perhaps our most unusual!Many thanks for your replies, I feel better informed. However, there seem to be a number of significantly cheaper mini-French Horns that tend to be in Bb.Our French Horn teacher who will take our son on after Christmas has recommended a French Horn in F but as someone who pays the bills I am tempted by the cheaper option.
Single horn in bb
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The single Bb-horn can be ordered with bell-size Brendan, Europa and Americus.
A compensator is also the best of both worlds tuning-wise and perhaps even easier than a single.
Differences between Bb and F- Different fingerings between the sides but you still always think in F- Your son may get a nicer sound on the Bb to start with due to less resistance- High notes are easier on the Bb because the harmonics are further away making for greater accuracy- Low notes and middle notes tend to be more in-tune on the F (though can be got away with on the Bb side until you get fairly low - I prefer the Bb side for a lot of mid-range notes myself)- If any other teachers teach your son and are not in the know about the single Bb instrument they may get incredibly confused!
The four- or five-valve single Bb horn has been used by some professional players,* normally only those playing 1st or 3rd horn parts (the higher ones), since c. On a four-valve instrument, the fourth valve is provided with a slide of the same length as the second valve on an F horn, to compensate for the acoustic shortening of the tube that results from hand stopping, and can also have an extension to convert this valve into one that makes the instrument the same length as the F horn, so that some low notes, missing from the three-valve Bb, can be played.
The fourth and fifth valves of the five-valve instrument provide both of these lengths.* notably Dennis Brain and his uncle Alfred, who worked in Los Angeles.