Small_usc-thortnton-logo Lip Trill Exercise for French Horn

How-To | Kristy Morrell, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Introduction 00h:00m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Part 1 - how to get trill to break 00h:00m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 1: - slow trill - begin using open overtone series using C & E (written) 00h:00m:20s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 2: next two notes in overtone series (E and G written) and a bit faster 00h:00m:45s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Trills break from bottom note - need more bottom than top 00h:01m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 3: next two notes in series (G-B-flat) and still faster 00h:01m:17s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 4: B-flat to C faster 00h:01m:33s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Destination - C to D trill - at tempo to be used for trill 00h:01m:50s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Getting the trill to start with explosive attack and very fast air 00h:02m:10s
Bt_movie_not_in_use How approximate that kind of air 00h:02m:23s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Part II - with metronome 00h:02m:45s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 1: - four 16th notes with hard attack 00h:02m:48s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 2 - two beats of same thing 00h:03m:11s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 3 - three beats 00h:03m:30s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Step 4 - incorporate termination of trill 00h:03m:48s
Bt_movie_not_in_use When to do this exercise 00h:04m:19s

Kristy Morrell, faculty at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, discusses a lip trill exercise for the French Horn.

French Horn

Kristy Morrell
French Horn

Kristy Morrell is a faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Music, and the principal French Horn instructor at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She has been a member of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1997, and performs frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Symphony and New West Symphony. She is also a respected recording artist, performing on numerous motion pictures, television soundtracks and records.
Kristy has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. In 1993 she was the First Place winner of the International Horn Society solo competition, and in 1997 she was the First Place winner of the solo competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Her principal teachers were Verne Reynolds, Vincent DeRosa and James Decker.
She resides in Southern California with her husband Steve, daughter Libby, and son, Russell.