Hunting Horn FAQ by Holywoodchuck
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Hunting Horn FAQ and translated Song list for MHP3rd (JP)
Created and translated by Holywoodchuck

Differently formatted (and colored) version at (might not be up to date):
https://docs.google.com/document/d/
1BSjF9b4ahOuzCHOO6945Pk7WU407INdnOWhxUJo-PiE/edit?hl=en&authkey=CLm1ofMP

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                                 Changelog
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January 8th, 2011 -- Version 1.13
 Updated damage, exhaust, KO table
 Made some corrections
 Changed Light Blue to Cyan, Royal Blue to Blue

December 18th, 2010 -- Version 1.12
 Added, corrected and updated informations.
 Trying to change the format to make it easier to read.

December 14th, 2010 -- Version 1.11
 Added more FAQ and Q/A. Updated and added more informations.
 Created table for damage values.
 Made Hunting Horn names more English, less romaji.

December 12th, 2010 -- Version 1.10
 Added Armor skills and Equipment recommendations

December 11th, 2010 -- Version 1.00

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                                 Table of Contents
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1A = Basic FAQ (more to come)
    1B = Specific Q/A (more to come)

2A = Armor skills

3A = Equipment recommendations (more to come)
   3B = Low Rank equipments
   3C = High Rank equipments

4A = Attack list

5A = Song list
   5B = Song list by Hunting Horn notes


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1A         =Basic FAQ=
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Q: What is the point of this FAQ?
A: This FAQ mainly started as a (complete) song translation. After that, I
   decided it would be helpful if I can translate and give more information
   and hints. This FAQ is for any player, not just for hunting horn players,
   that wants to understand hunting horns better.


Q: What is a hunting horn?
A: A hunting horn is one type of a weapon in Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.
   It's key feature is to play songs that mainly buff yourself and your 
   allies. Hunting horns mainly deal impact damage, which can drain the 
   monster's stamina and deal KO damage when hit in head. Hunting horn can
   also do slash damage by the hilt stab.


Q: How do I play songs? I can't make any notes
A: Hunting horn got a huge overhaul from the other games in the series. You 
   gain notes by attacking regularly. To be more specific, you gain the first
   note by attacking with /\, second note with O, and the third note with
   /\+O. After you get a specific sequence of notes, you can play the song by
   pressing R. After the effect of the song occurs, you can press R again to
   do a chain recital. Becareful though, you cannot cancel the motion other 
   than to get hit.


Q: I forgot how to play this song on this hunting horn.
A: Press start and look at the hunting horn in equipment detail. After you
   scroll through a few pages, all the songs that specific hunting horn can
   play is listed. At this point, it is in Japanese.


Q: Why does HP heal small/medium/large do less healing sometimes?
A: There's a chance (around 66%) that the HP heal songs degrade.
   With flute master, the chance to degrade becomes 50%.


Q: What does the skill flute master do?
A: Flute master increases the duration of the songs you play. It also
   decreases the chance that HP heal songs degrade. There may be more effects.


Q: What's a good armor set to start out with?
A: Buy or make the bone set. You can buy this after finishing the *1 village
   quests from the equipment vendor. It gives you flute master, KO+, and 
   gathering+1. The next in upgrade would be the peco set. It gives you 
   flute master, widearea+1, recovery item up, and almost detect (need 4 more
   or 2 decorations). The peco set is one of the best party support set, and
   will last you until high rank.

Q: What's a good hunting horn to start out with?
A: The default old yukumono horn is great to start with. It has a decent song
   set, and it upgrades to variety of different hunting horns. I recommend
   upgrading it into yukumono horunn, as the material requirements are easy
   and has great sharpness at that level.

Q: How do I make the flute decoration?
A: You need one sunspire jewel, one funny beak (from qurupeco), and one
   hunting horn (buy it from the general vendor).


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1B         =Specific Q/A=
-----------------------------------


Q: How do I know if I have the self weapon no bouce (ESP) buff? The buff symbol
   remains the same. (by MonthOLDpickle)
A: The only way would be know which message is the ESP and movespeed up 
   because the buff symbol next to your name doesn't change. If you know the
   difference between kanji and regular characters, the first one (move speed)
   is all kanji except one and the second one (ESP) the only kanji is the first
   2 characters. The ESP notice box is also a bit larger. One way to be sure 
   you got ESP is to do the W+W (or P+P) when you still have the blue buff 
   symbol.


Q: Can you go more indepth about the recital attacks?
A: Recitals work this way: Once you get the specific sequence of notes from
   doing attack motions (let's say W R R), you can press R after an attack, 
   during idle, or unsheathe recital (R+/\+O) to go into recital mode. 
   During recital mode, you cannot do anything until the first recital is 
   over (when the text box comes up). Right after the text box comes up and 
   you gain the song effects (W R R attack up in this case), you can do 
   nothing (takes a second or two and go into idle), dodge by 
   pressing X (+ analog), or do a second (chain) recital by 
   pressing R (+ analog). If you don't go into the second recital, all your 
   notes are cleared up.

   If you go into the second recital, there's 4 moves you do depending on the 
   # of notes of the song and the analog. The direction you have to have your 
   analog might be different if your camera/character isn't facing forwards. 
   With the analog being neutral or forward/backward, you do a back/upswing 
   while moving back (extra swing/hit with 3-4 notes songs) (so no forward 
   movement). With the analog being sideways, you do a left/right swing while 
   moving in the direction of your analog (extra swing/hit with 3-4 notes 
   songs). After the attack movements, you play the same song you played 
   during the first recital (W R R, further increase attack and duration if
   you still have the first buff up).

   After the text box comes up for the second recital, you can either dodge 
   with X (+ analog) or do nothing (goes back to idle). The notes are cleared 
   after the second recital or during the second recital if you get 
   interrupted.


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2A         =Armor skills=
=======================================================


Here are the (translated) armor skills and their descripton that compliment 
the Hunting Horn.


-Attack up small/medium/large: Increases your attack power by 10/15/20.

-Defense up small/medium/large: Increases your defense by 10/15/20.

-Fire/Thunder/Ice/Water/Dragon Elemental attack up +1/2: Increases the specific
 elemental damage on your weapon and bowgun shots by 10/20%

-Elemental Attack up: Increases all elemental damage on your weapon and bowgun
 shots by 10%. Stacks with specific elemental attack up.

-Status attack up: Increases the status damage value you do. Good for HH with
 status elements for extra support.

-Critical Eye +1/2/3: Increases Affinity by 10/20/30%. Affinity gives you a
 chance equal to the percentage to do 25% more damage.

-Fire/Thunder/Ice/Water/Dragon Elemental resistance up small/large: Increases 
 resistance the specific element by 5/10 and reduces/negates the effect of the 
 specific blight.

-Negate wind/Completely negate wind: Negates or completely negates wind. Can be
 covered HH songs. Can give you time for extra attacks/item usage and
 prevent getting hit from attacks right after.

-Earplugs/High grade earplugs: Negates most sound/roar attacks from monsters.
 Can be covered by HH songs. Can give you time for extra attacks/item usage and
 prevent getting hit from attacks right after.

-Sharpness +1: Increases the sharpness level of your weapon. Since sharpness
 level affects damage, this skill increases your damage output.

-Sharp Sword: Decreases sharpness usage to half. Increases damage output in
 most cases.

-Fast sharpening: Decreases whetstone usage time.

-Evade +1/2: Increases the invulnerability time during dodges. This enables you
 to dodge attacks by dodging into it. Good skill to have as you cannot block
 with a hunting horn.

-Evade Distance: Increases the dodge distance.

-KO+: Increases the KO value you do by 10%. Makes KOing monsters a bit easier,
 but you may not notice it much. (Check the damage table for more info)

-Exhaust Damage up: Increases the exhaust damage you do by 20%. For hunting
 horn, this affects every attack except the hilt stab. (Check the damage table
 for more info)

-Flute Master: Increases the duration of songs and decreases the chance that
 HP heal songs degrade. Also lessens the chance that item horns break. Key
 skill for most hunting horns, but not required. More of a personal choice.

-Widearea +1/2: Potion, herb, armor/might seed, antidote, and anti-blight seed 
 also do 50/100% of the effect to your party members. One of the best support 
 skills. Makes hunting go much smoother. Adds another layer to the HH's 
 support. Keep in mind that you have to sheathe to make use of this skill.
 This might interrupt your note chain, as unsheathe attack produces white/purp.

-Detect/Auto-tracking: (Detect) Monsters show up on the map at the beginning of
 the hunt and every 5? minutes. Painted monsters show extra detail.
 (Auto-tracking) Monsters always show up on the map with extra detail.
 Another skill that makes hunting smoother.

-Speed Eating +1/2: Increases meat eating speed (1) and increases item 
 consuming speed (2). Compliments nicely with widearea.

-Fast Sheathing: Decreases time to sheathe weapon.

-Determination (Honki/chikara no kaihou, Release of Power) +1/2: After 
 meeting a certain  criteria, the player is buffed.
 Still unsure on the exact way this is activated, and what it does. In early
 testing, damage and time plays a key role to activate, with possibility of
 other variables. When this is active, you gain affinity and reduces stamina
 usage. Activates about every 5 minutes for 90 seconds.

 The stamina reduction isn't really needed for hunting horn so it's probably 
 better to go with other skills. Leaving this here as a lot of people have
 questions about this skill and potientially a decent skill for hunting horn.

-Tsuugeki, Weakpoint attack, Exploiter, Stinger: Attacking the monster's 
 weakpoints (hitzone value is 45 or over) gives you 50% affinity.

-Juugeki, Destruction King: Makes it easier to break monster parts.


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3A   =Equipment recommendations=
=======================================================

None of the reccommendations require specific charms as it is hard to obtain 
the same exact charm. For more information about charms, read this document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HXUp_T95Dte2GZxxtB7aFyR54ExB1kMF9nPZIKgew
7E/edit?hl=en&authkey=CO7iodwK

For the skill simulator, go here (although it is in Japanese):
http://www.geocities.jp/masax_mh/mhp3/

Format

[Title]
By:
Head  :
Chest :
Arms  :
Legs  :
Feet  :
Weapon/Charm slots/skill:
Decorations:
Activated skills: (almost)
Notes:

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3B  =Low Rank equipments=
-----------------------------------

[Bone set]
By: Holywoodchuck
Head  : Bone (blade)
Chest : Bone
Arms  : Bone
Legs  : Bone
Feet  : Bone
Activated skills: KO+, Gathering +1, Flute Master. (Gathering +2, Sleep double)
Notes: You can buy this set once you finish *1 village quests. Best armor to
 start out, after your default set.

[Peco set]
By: Holywoodchuck
Head  : Peco (blade)
Chest : Peco
Arms  : Peco
Legs  : Peco
Feet  : Peco
Activated skills: Widearea+1, Recovery item up, Flute Master. (Detect, Slow
 Eating)
Notes: One of the best hunting support set. Your friends will love you. Put 2
 Detect decorations to get Detect. With the right charm/weapon, you can get
 Auto-tracking and/or Widearea+2.

[Uruku dodge]
By: 2ch thread
Head  : Uruku (gunner)
Chest : Uruku
Arms  : Bhanabara
Legs  : Uruku
Feet  : Uruku
Decorations: Evade(1)*3, Fast sheathing(1)*2
Activated skills: Evade+2, Fast sheathing. (Negate cold, ice resistance)
Notes: Good low rank dodge set.

[Ranguro dodge]
By: Holywoodchuck
Head  : Ranguro (blade)
Chest : Ranguro
Arms  : Ranguro
Legs  : Ranguro
Feet  : Ranguro
Decorations: Evade(1)*2
Activated skills: Evade+2, negate heat (fire resistance, anti-quake)
Notes: Alternative to the Uruku set.

[Froggi]
By: 2ch thread
Head  : Froggi cap (gunner)
Chest : Froggi
Arms  : Bhanabara
Legs  : Nebula
Feet  : Ashira
Weapon/Charm slots/skill: 1 / fast sharpening or perception
Decorations: fast sharpening(1) (chest), fast sharpening(1)*3, perception(1)*2
Activated skills: Fast sharpening, status attack up +1, capture guru
Notes: Good with status effect weapons and for capturing.

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3C    =High Rank equipments=
-----------------------------------

[Peco S]
By: Holywoodchuck
Head  : Peco S (blade)
Chest : Peco S
Arms  : Peco S
Legs  : Peco S
Feet  : Peco S
Activated skills: Widearea+2, Detect, Ice resistance down. (auto-tracking, 
 fire elemental attack up +1)
Notes: The upgrade to low rank peco armor. With charms and decorations, you
 can get a wide variety of skills added on. I have fire elemental attack up +2,
 auto-tracking and flute master.

[Diablos U 1]
By: 2ch HH thread
Head  : Diablos U helm
Chest : Diablos U mail
Arms  : Diablos U arm
Legs  : Diablos U coil
Feet  : Maguru S 
Decorations: KO+(1)*1, Evade(2)*2, flute(1)*5
Activated skills: Evade+1, Flute Master, KO+, Stamina damage up
Notes: Dodge while aiming for KO and fatigue.


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4A         =Attack list=
=======================================================


/\ = Triangle
O = Circle
R = R shoulder button
Select = Select button


First note:
Unsheathe attack = Forward slam (same as Analog + )
/\ = Left swing
Analog + /\ = Forward slam

Second note:
O = Right swing
Select = Hilt stab

Third note:
/\ + O = Uppercut
Analog + /\ + O = 2 hit pound (similar to hammer charge pound)


All regular attacks can be chained into all other attacks except itself.
If you try to do the same attack again, you will alternate into the other
 attack of the same note type.
 Forward slam <--> Left swing    Right swing <--> Hilt stab
 Uppercut <--> 2 hit pound
Hilt stab does slash damage instead of impact, which means you can cut tails.


Recital attacks:

First Recital:
R + /\ + O (unsheathe), Idle + R, R after Left or Right swing = Swing recital
R after Forward slam or 2 hit pound = Kick up recital
R after Uppercut or Hilt stab = Lift up recital


Second (Chain) Recital:
Two notes:
Neutral/Forward/Backward Analog + R = Back and upswing recital (2 hits)
Sideways Analog + R = Left/Right swing recital
Three or four notes:
Neutral/Forward/Backward Analog + R = Greater back and upswing recital (3hits)
Sideways Analog + R = Greater left/right swing recital (2 hits)


The Left/Right recitals are faster to go into playing position in chain recital
 compared to Neutral/Forward/Backward recitals.
The 2 notes (W+W/P+P) songs are faster to go into playing position in chain
 recital, as they do not get the extra hit of the 3-4 notes songs.
The Neutral/Forward/Backward recital moves you backwards. The Left/Right
 recital moves you left/right. There are no recitals that moves you forwards.
You cannot dodge until the song effect occurs.



Damage, exhaust damage, and KO values:

These are all approximations. They might not be 100% correct.

==============================================================================
|           Attack motion          |  KO value  |  Exhaust dmg  |  Damage    |
==============================================================================
| Forward Slam                     |  20        |     20        |    33      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Left/Right swing                 |  20        |     15        |    30      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Hilt stab                        |   0        |      0        |    10      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Uppercut                         |  25        |     20        |    45      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| 2 hit pound                      |  5+15      |    10+45      |   15+45    |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Swing recital                    |  22        |     22        |    35      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Kick up recital                  |  15        |     20        |    20      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lift up recital (from hilt stab) |  22        |     22        |    25      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Lift up recital (from uppercut)  |  25        |     22        |    30      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Back and upswing recital         |  25+25     |     22+22     |    40+30   |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Left/Right swing recital         |  22        |     22        |    35      |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Greater back and upswing recital | 22+25+25   |     22+22+22  |  33+40+30  |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Greater left/right swing recital | 22+22      |     22+22     |  33+35     |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All KO, exhaust, and damage value gathered from 2ch hunting horn thread.
Sharpness does not affect KO values. Sorry for the misinformation.
KO+ increases KO value by 10%, rounded down. (no decimals)
The increase from Exhaust damage up is speculated to be 20%.


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5A         =Song list=
=======================================================

W = White
R = Red
G = Green
Y = Yellow
C = Cyan (Light Blue)
B = Blue (Royal Blue)

P = Purple
O = Orange

Before "/" is the first effect.
After "/" is 2nd effect while first is still up (stacking).
"?" is no data.
Most data taken from Japanese wiki 
(http://www42.atwiki.jp/mhp3), mhp3rd.net, and ingame.


Low rank:

W+W = Self movement speed up / self no weapon bounce
W+B+C = Self detect skill (same as Psychoserum) / none
W+R+R = Attack up small / further increase attack
W+B+B = Defense up small / further increase defense
W+G+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
W+C+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
W+Y+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
W+Y+C = Dragon resistance small / further increase resistance
W+G+W = HP heal small / none

R+B+W = Increase HP small / increase duration
R+R+C = Heat cancel and negate lava damage / increase duration


G+G+Y = HP recovery speed up small / increase duration
G+G+R+W = HP recovery speed up small / increase duration
G+B+W+B = HP heal small and cleanse poison / none
G+W+C+G = HP heal medium and cleanse soiled / none


Y+R+W = Fire resistance small and negate fireblight small 
      / further increase resistance and completely negate fireblight
Y+G+W = Thunder resistance small and negate thunderblight small 
      / further increase resistance and completely negate thunderblight
Y+B+W = Ice resistance small and negate iceblight small 
      / further increase and completely negate iceblight
Y+C+W = Water resistance small and negate waterblight small 
      / further increase and completely negate waterblight
Y+C+Y+C = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


C+R+C = Cold cancel / increase duration
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none
C+Y+W = Negate paralysis / increase duration
C+C+Y = Negate quake / increase duration
C+C+R+W = Earplug / High grade earplug
C+C+G+W = Earplug / High grade earplug


B+B+G = Negate wind / completely negate wind
B+B+C = Negate wind / completely negate wind
B+B+R = Negate wind / completely negate wind


High rank (requires purple):

P+P = self movement speed up / self no weapon bounce
P+B+C = Self detect skill (same as Psychoserum) / none
P+R+G+P = Attack up large / further increase attack
P+R+B+P = Attack up large / further increase attack
P+R+C+P = Attack up large / further increase attack
P+O+O+R = Attack up large / further increase attack
P+G+Y+G = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
P+O+Y+O = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
P+B+B+G = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+B+O+O = Attack and defense up small / ?
P+Y+B = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
P+G+B+G = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
P+C+B+C = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
P+O+B+O = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
P+G+R+P = HP recovery speed up large / ?
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
P+Y+C = Dragon resistance large / further increase resistance
P+Y+O+Y = Earplug and negate wind / ?
P+O+P+C = Providence of spirit king (Divine protection) / none
P+R+Y = Attack up sm / ?


R+O+R+P = Super armor? / ?
R+B+R+P = HP increase large / ?
R+Y+P = Attack up sm / ?


G+B+P+B = HP heal medium and cleanse poison / none
G+G+P+C = HP heal large / none
G+O+P+O = Affinity up and HP heal small / ?
G+Y+P+Y = Providence of spirit king (Divine protection) / none


Y+O+P = All elemental resistance / ?
Y+R+P = Fire resistance large and negate fireblight
      / further increase fire resistance
Y+B+P = Ice resistance large and negate iceblight
      / further increase ice resistance
Y+G+P = Thunder resistance large and negate thunderblight /
      / further increase thunder resistance
Y+C+P = Water resistance large and negate waterblight /
      / further increase water resistance
Y+P+R = Attack up sm / ?


C+B+P = Negate Stun / ?
C+Y+P = Negate paralysis / ?
C+C+R+P = Earplug / high grade earplug
C+C+G+P = High grade earplug / ?
C+O+O+P = Status effect attack up / further increase status effect attack
C+P+O+O = Negate all status effects / ?


B+B+Y+P = Completely negate wind / none
B+B+O = Completely negate wind / none


O+B+P+B = Attack and defense up small / ?
O+O+G+P = High grade earplug / ?
O+Y+Y+O = Negate all blight / ?
O+R+O = Increase duration of all songs / none



=======================================================
5B=Song list by Hunting Horn notes=
=======================================================


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W+R+B W+B+R
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HH with these notes: old yukumono horn, yukumono horn, yukumono horn+,
 yukumono horunn, brass genia (Uragaan), true yukumono horn, king's harp
 todoroki (Jinouga)

Songs:
W+R+R = Attack up small / further increase attack
W+B+B = Defense up small / further increase defense
R+B+W = Increase HP small / increase duration
B+B+R = Negate wind / completely negate wind


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W+R+G W+G+R
---------------------
HH with these notes: landslide pipe [sound of war] (Barroth), landslide pipe
 [sound of beast], blitz works (event)

Songs:
W+R+R = Attack up small / further increase attack
W+G+W = HP heal small / none
G+G+R+W = HP recovery speed up small / increase duration


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W+R+C W+C+R
---------------------
HH with these notes: metal bagpipe, metal bagpipe+, great bagpipe, heavy
 bagpipe, stripe gong (Tigarex), black coffin (Giginox)

Songs:
W+R+R = Attack up small / further increase attack
R+R+C = Heat cancel and negate lava damage / increase duration
C+R+C = Cold cancel / increase duration
C+C+R+W = Earplug / High grade earplug


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W+R+Y W+Y+R
---------------------
HH with these notes: doraguma [first] (Aoashira), doraguma [second],
 cello vi cello verde (flying bug), cello vi uno verde
Songs:
W+R+R = Attack up small / further increase attack
Y+R+W = Fire resistance small and negate fireblight small
      / further increase and completely negate fireblight
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


---------------------
W+B+G W+G+B
---------------------
HH with these notes: ludroth voice, ludroth voice+, uneri shellun, uneri
 shellun+

Songs:
W+B+B = Defense up small / further increase defense
W+G+W = HP heal small / none
W+G+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
B+B+G = Negate wind / completely negate wind
G+B+W+B = HP heal small and cleanse poison / none


---------------------
W+B+C W+C+B
---------------------
HH with these notes: hidden tone (Naruga), model 63 military music mouth wind
 harp (Hapulboka), guilost (Barioth)

Songs:
W+B+B = Defense up small / further increase defense
W+B+C = Self detect skill (same as Psychoserum) / none
W+C+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
B+B+C = Negate wind / completely negate wind
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none


---------------------
W+B+Y W+Y+B
---------------------
HH with these notes: valkyrie recorder (Rathian), valkyrie recorder+

Songs:
W+B+B = Defense up small / further increase defense
W+Y+B = Unlimited stamina small / increase duration
Y+B+W = Ice resistance small and negate iceblight small 
      / further increase and completely negate iceblight
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


---------------------
W+G+C W+C+G
---------------------
HH with these notes: trumpeco (Qurupeco), trumqurupeco, magia charm, 
 magia charm+

Songs:
W+G+W = HP heal small / none
G+W+C+G = HP heal medium and cleanse soiled / none
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none
C+C+G+W = Earplug / High grade earplug


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W+G+Y W+Y+G
---------------------
HH with these notes: cello vi cello (Bnahabra), cello vi uno,
 cello vi uno bran

Songs:
W+G+W = HP heal small / none
G+G+Y = HP recovery speed up small / increase duration
Y+G+W = Thunder resistance small and negate thunderblight small 
      / further increase resistance and completely negate thunderblight
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


---------------------
W+C+Y W+Y+C
---------------------
HH with these notes: aguna dion (Agnaktor), cello vi cello jonu (Bnahabra)

Songs:
W+Y+C = Dragon resistance small / further increase resistance
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none
C+C+Y = Negate quake / increase duration
C+Y+W = Negate paralysis / increase duration
Y+C+W = Water resistance small and negate waterblight small 
      / further increase and completely negate waterblight
Y+C+Y+C = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


---------------------
P+R+B P+B+R
---------------------
HH with these notes: brass genia+ (Uragaan), gears genia, true yukumono
 horn+, yukumo masa horn [plover]

Songs:
P+R+B+P = Attack up large /  further increase attack
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
R+B+R+P = HP increase large / ?
B+B+R = Negate wind / completely negate wind


---------------------
P+R+G P+G+R
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HH with these notes: landslide pipe [sound of ?], cursed dora gong (Black
 Tigarex), giga blitz works (event)

Songs:
P+R+G+P = Attack up large / further increase attack
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
P+G+R+P = HP recovery speed up large / increase duration


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P+R+C P+C+R
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HH with these notes: heavy bagpipe+, faltishmo, stripe dora gong (Tigarex),
 roaring drum [tigerbell] (Tigarex), shadow coffin (Giginox), darkness coffin,
 very windworn hunting horn, windworn hunting horn

Songs:
P+R+C+P = Attack up large / further increase attack
R+R+C = Heat cancel and negate lava damage / increase duration
C+R+C = Cold cancel / increase duration
C+C+R+P = Earplug / high grade earplug
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none


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P+R+Y P+Y+R
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HH with these notes: ice kiurin (Ice Barroth), doraguma [third] (Aoashira)
 cello vi dos verde (Bnahabra)

Songs:
P+R+Y = Attack up sm / ?
R+Y+P = Attack up sm / ?
Y+P+R = Attack up sm / ?
Y+R+P = Fire resistance large and negate fireblight
      / further increase fire resistance
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


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P+B+G P+G+B
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HH with these notes: dovonva (Steel Uragaan), roa=rudora (Royal Ludroth)
 wellteks shellun

Songs:
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
P+G+B+G = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
B+B+G = Negate wind / completely negate wind
G+B+P+B = HP heal medium and cleanse poison / none


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P+B+C P+C+B
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HH with these notes: night horn [demon] (Naruga), model 63 military music mouth
 wind harp+ (Hapulboka), hapulnyx (Hapulboka), guilost+ (Barioth), guilostika

Songs:
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+B+C = Self detect skill (same as Psychoserum) / none
P+C+B+C = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
B+B+C = Negate wind / completely negate wind
C+B+P = Negate Stun / ?
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none


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P+Y+B P+B+Y
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HH with these notes: queen recorder (Rathian), gold recorder (gold Rathian),
 hard bone horn, hard bone horn+, heavy bone horn
 
Songs:
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+Y+B = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
B+B+Y+P = Completely negate wind / none
Y+B+P = Ice resistance large and negate iceblight
      / further increase ice resistance
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


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P+G+C P+C+G
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HH with these notes: toropequroopaa (Qurupeco), magia charm=bell,
 blood coffin (Thunder Giginox)

Songs:
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
G+G+P+C = HP heal large / none
C+C+G+P = High grade earplug / none
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none


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P+G+Y P+Y+G
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HH with these notes: cello vi uno bran (Bnahabra)

Songs:
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
P+G+Y+G = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
G+Y+P+Y = Providence of spirit king (Divine protection) / none
G+G+Y = HP recovery speed up small / increase duration
Y+G+P = Thunder resistance large and negate thunderblight
      / further increase thunder resistance
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none


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P+C+Y P+Y+C
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HH with these notes: aguna dion+ (Agnaktor), flame erione (Agnaktor),
 cello vi uno jonu (Bnahabra)

Songs:
P+Y+C = Dragon resistance large / further increase resistance
Y+C+P = Water resistance large and negate waterblight
      / further increase water resistance
Y+C+Y+C = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none
C+C+Y = Negate quake / increase duration
C+Y+P = Negate paralysis / ?


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P+R+O P+O+R
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HH with these notes: king's fang harp [lightning cry] (Jinouga),
 aviniall gail (windworn), ice age (Ice Barroth)

Songs:
P+O+O+R = Attack up large / further increase attack and duration
R+O+R+P = Super armor? / ?
O+R+O = Increase duration of all songs / none


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P+B+O P+O+B
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HH with these notes: dozuruvonva (Steel Uragaan), destruction horn hakam torum

Songs:
O+B+P+B = Attack and defense up small / ?
P+B+O+O = Attack and defense up small / ?
P+B+B+P = Defense up large / further increase defense
P+O+B+O = Unlimited stamina large / increase duration
B+B+O = Completely negate wind / ?


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P+G+O P+O+G
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HH with these notes: roaring drum [demon bite] (black tigrex)

Songs:
P+G+P = HP heal small / none
G+O+P+O = Affinity up and HP heal small / ?
O+O+G+P = High grade earplug / ?


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P+C+O P+O+C
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HH with these notes: blood scream (Thunder Giginox) 
Songs:
P+O+P+C = Providence of spirit king (Divine protection) / none
C+P+O+O = Negate all status effects? / ?
C+C+C = Mud and snow cancel / none
C+O+O+P = Status effect attack up / further increase status effect attack


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P+Y+O P+O+Y
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HH with these notes: collapse horn ikokum rubasu , disaster harp [autumn storm]

Songs:
P+Y+O+Y = Earplug and negate wind / ?
P+O+Y+O = Increase elemental damage / further increase elemental damage
Y+Y+Y = Sound bomb / none
Y+O+P = All elemental resistance / ?
O+Y+Y+O = Negate all blight / ?



Credits, Thank You, and Sources:
FAQ and translations made by Holywoodchuck

Most song data gathered from www42.atwiki.jp/mhp3/pages/117.html
and www.mhp3rd.net.
Hunting Horns gathered from www42.atwiki.jp/mhp3/pages/65.html and
wiki.gamerp.jp/mhp3/data/494.html
Skill descriptions gathered from www42.atwiki.jp/mhp3/pages/237.html and
ingame. Translated by Holywoodchuck and from the official translation of 
 previous generation skills.
Damage and KO values gathered from 2ch Hunting Horn topic.
Attack list created from ingame tests.
Equipment recommendation by various suggestions (including Holywoodchuck) and
from 2ch equipment thread.
Some equipments were found through Gansimu: www.geocities.jp/masax_mh/mhp3/
Special Thanks to everyone who contributed to this FAQ, the wiki, and any
other website I found the data.

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