The Horn in F is more formally called the French Horn.

Why the horn has so much curled tubing:
The bore of the instrument:
The mouthpiece:
The valves:
The name of the instrument:
The history of the horn:
The tenor horn is no relation to the French horn:
Hand and playing position:


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