ERGObrass French Horn Support

French horn

Why the ERGObrass?

Well, the reason for using it is actually very simple and obvious. A typical double French horn weigh about 2,2 to 2,8 kilos (4,8 to 6,1 lb). Your arms weigh about 4 to 5 kg (9 to 11 lb) each and you keep both of them up with the horn at the same time.
It is like having one and a half litre water bottle in one hand and one litre water bottle in the other hand hanging... That is a lot of weight!  All the time when you play.
Of course, you can hold the horn and your arms in playing position that way. However, if you can avoid this, the important question is, is there really any sense keep on doing that? Would the playing be better in the long run if your arms, shoulders, neck and back could be more relaxed?
ERGObrass French horn support standing  and belt pocket

When standing up, the belt takes all the weight. Easily adjusted, ERGObrass support encourages a good performing posture and better breathing.

ERGObrass French horn chair support sitting Tero

When sitting down, the weight is transmitted to the chair. The horn floats lightly from the centre of gravity on a spring. You can turn the horn smoothly anywhere while you play.

The ERGObrass helps you to keep a good posture and breathe more freely and efficiently. Would it not be better to lean, or even hang, your arms on the horn rather than keep them continually tensed up?

Yes, I’m trying to open your eyes…

If you really focus on the normal playing position, you will realize that it is really not sensible to stay for hours and hours in a static tensed position like this. I mean, really, if you could play without the "normal" static tension, why wouldn't you?

Health issues have become important
The way the horn is played was developed about 500 years ago. They did not understand anything about the ergonomics back then.

Today we do understand the ergonomic challenges involved in this. Furthermore, modern horns have become a lot heavier; therefore, that old irrational tradition of holding your instrument with the everlasting static tension should be questioned.

Comfort after short adjusting time

You need some time to readjust your perception about horn playing. You need a moment to get used to the different feeling of the nearly weightless instrument. You also need to practise how to handle the horn, empty the water etc. Everything cannot obviously be done exactly the same way as before, but the new way is not any worse, just slightly different. After the learning period, you will enjoy playing with less tension.

Only after you have learned to play with it you can say whether it is good or not. But like always, it is a lot easier to condemn something new without even trying it out!

That is why we have the 30 days money back guarantee, so it is easy and safe way to give a try to this new and better way of playing the French horn! Just click the Order button and get your ERGObrass horn support, the new playing comfort will surprise you!