Beyond Farkas: A Workshop Presentation


While I started out as a teacher following a teaching method closely related to Farkas, time has modified my approach in many ways. This presentation, “Beyond Farkas: Tonguing, the Embouchure, and More,” is an overview of materials that helped me move toward a horn pedagogy that has a broader view of the big picture than that presented by the late great Philip Farkas.

This session is designed to be presented in a smart classroom with Internet access. As such, this page of Horn Matters will be accessed in the session to illustrate the topic.

While it would be ideal to be at the session (thanks to Tony Cleeton for the photo from the session as presented at the Mid-South Horn Workshop in 2010), for those that cannot attend I would offer the following links to articles in Horn Matters. Each post is either a source for a quotation or other information I will use in developing the topic at the session. Also check out The Mellocast; their episode 107 posted on Friday, 3/19 is on the topic of this presentation.

Quote of the Week–Fox on High Range (November 19, 2006)

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The Two Approaches to the Horn Embouchure (April 17, 2007)

Epstein on Tonguing and Vowel sounds (March 28, 2008)

Yancich on the Release of Notes (October 8, 2008)

Farewell to Blogging about the Embouchure (for a while) (October 19, 2008)

What is Your Body Really Doing? (January 10, 2009)

High Speed Video of How the Embouchure Works (March 3, 2009)

Things Horn Teachers Say: PC on Farkas (June 27, 2009)

Things Horn Teachers Say: Not PC on Farkas, and Some Notes on The Balanced Embouchure (June 29, 2009)

Farquharson Cousins on the Embouchure and Mouthpiece Pressure (July 9, 2009)

Before Farkas: Anton Horner on Tonguing (August 18, 2009)

Farkas on Lip Curling (September 1, 2009)

Before Farkas: Preparatory Instructor for French Horn (1937) on Tonguing (December 6, 2009)

Before Farkas: Preparatory Instructor for French Horn (1937) on the Single B-Flat (December 17, 2009)

Reinhardt Compared to Farkas (March 12, 2010)

This session was presented at the Mid-South Horn Workshop 2010 on the campus of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater Oklahoma and at the 42nd International Horn Symposium Brisbane.

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