Tenor Horn

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All about

the TENOR HORN


 

Who can play the tenor horn?  Is there a recommended age, or can size or teeth be an issue?

Ideally you need your second teeth!  The tenor horn is an excellent starter instrument for young brass players ideally in year 3-4 or above.

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If it is not suitable for everyone, what alternative instrument would you recommend and why?

Whilst the tenor horn looks big, it's not very heavy.

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What qualities of the tenor horn are special?

The tenor horn is predominantly a brass band instrument, though they are often played in wind bands too.

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Learning to play any instrument develops lots of new skills.  What are the particular benefits of playing the tenor horn?

Playing the tenor horn is:

Good for breathing and posture especially for those who suffer from asthma.

You can join lots of groups.

Playing encourages independent learning as well as working as part of a team.

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How are tenor horns similar/different to other brass instruments?

The tenor horn is a type of saxhorn.  It looks like a mini tuba!

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Are there any famous musicians or pieces associated with the tenor horn?

In Yorkshire we have some of the world's leading brass bands - there are usually three tenor horns in a brass band.

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