French Horns

French Horns

About French Horns

The horn (also known as the corno and French horn) is a brass instrument made of about 1213 feet (3.74.0 m) of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. A musician who plays the horn is called a horn player (or less frequently, a hornist). In informal use, 'horn' refers to nearly any wind instrument with a flared exit for the sound. Descended from the natural horn, the instrument is often informally known as the French horn. However, this is technically incorrect since the instrument is not French in origin, but German. Therefore, the International Horn Society has recommended since 1971 that the instrument be simply called the horn. French horn is still the most commonly used name for the instrument in the United States.

Contributions by Horndude77, Bdesham, and Rschmertz.