Download the Free StepWise French Horn Fingering Chart
The French Horn is, BY FAR, the most complicated brass instrument. Factors contributing to this include:
1. It uses more Partials (or Harmonics, or Overtones) than other brass instruments
2. There are three common kinds of French Horns:
A. Single F Horn - used by some beginning & intermediate students
B. Single B-Flat Horn - used typically in the marching band - "Mellophone"
B. Double Horn - an F Horn that has an added B-Flat Thumb valve
3. There are some partials on the French Horn that are not used
Therefore, understanding the StepWise French Horn fingering chart takes more explanation than the other brass instruments. However, once it is understood, it leaves nothing to guesswork, and provides the students with ALL the answers about this amazing instrument. See below for a detailed explanation that will even make experienced horn players say, "Aha! I get it now!"