Introducing the Horn
Information on a great publication for players just starting on the horn and their teachers,
and more. We all need to be doing all we can to start and convert more horn players.
Playing the Natural
Information on a practical, modern
method for the natural horn, and six informative articles on the
history and performing techniques of the natural horn, including in particular notes from the Domnich method, on the 9th symphony of Beethoven, and on Brahms and the natural horn.
Playing Descant and Triple Horns
Information on a publication for high
horn playing, and an introduction to these important tools for high horn playing.
Playing the Wagner Tuba
Information on the best publication
to introduce the Wagner tuba to modern horn players. Used by Wagner, Bruckner, Strauss, and others in major orchestral and operatic works, this instrument really deserves to be heard more often.
The Mello Zone
Information on A Mello Catechism, a
virtual "Art of Mellophone Playing." Marching mellophones are
frequently performed by current and future horn players in
marching bands and drum corps.
An "online book"--20 carefully researched original articles on the history and performing techniques of the valved horn in the nineteenth century, based on John Ericson's published articles in The Horn Call and other journals. Topics covered include the invention of the valve, famous early performers including Franz Strauss, important early works of Schubert and Wagner, and the invention of the double horn. A great overview of the history of the valved horn in the 19th century.
A Tenor Horn/Alto Horn FAQ
Information for hornists on an alto range instrument once widely used in the United States and still used in British-style brass bands
A quick look at two vintage horns with piston valves, part of the collection at Arizona State.