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How it Works
The Horn Harmonics wheel shows you alternate fingerings and their associated harmonic series number at a glance. Use it as a handy reference tool.
For each note around the outside of the wheel, the window shows the standard F and Bb horn fingering in blue. On the home page, that's 2 for high B on both horns.
The white numbers above the window are the F-horn fingering (or valve) combinations (0, 1, 2, 12, 23, etc.). The white numbers below the window are the Bb-horn fingering (or valve) combinations.
The "Key on F Horn" and "Key on Bb Horn" lines show the fundamental note (or key) of the harmonic series that coincides with a given fingering. For example, on the home page, high B on the F horn puts you into the key of E when you use fingering 2. In other words, you can play any note in the E harmonic series using the second valve.
The number in each of the boxes in the window is the number in the harmonic series for a given fingering for a given note. For example, look at the horn wheel on the home page:
High B is the 16th harmonic in the series using F horn, fingering 2
High B is the 12th harmonic in the series using Bb horn, fingering 2
Alternate fingerings are in green in the window. High B is the 15th harmonic in the series using F horn, open (0) fingering; it is one of the alternate fingerings.
The "out-of-tune" harmonics (7, 11, 13, and 14) are designated by red when they're too flat or yellow when they're too sharp. There's more information on this website about the out-of-tune harmonics and harmonics in general, too.
Our double horns actually consist of 14 different horns, one for each fingering: