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Put it through some effects, like an octave lower-er or something that makes the sound very reverberaty / echoey. That way you can add ambience or texture without distracting from the rest of the composition and layers. Check out the band Cake, they do a great job adding horn skillfully without using any sort of effects.


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First question is what do you want the horns to do? Just back up the band--as in a a typical horn section? If this is the case, the horns typically add support to the chord changes--so, you could try having the horn notes mirror the root and harmony notes of the individual chords. Many many R&B tunes are based on a I-IV-V progression--and the horns ...



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