Introducing the Horn
Notes for players just starting on the horn and their teachers. We all need to be doing all we can to start and convert more horn players.
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.
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.
Playing Descant and Triple Horns
An introduction to these important tools for high horn playing.
Playing the Wagner Tuba
A great instrument! Used by Wagner, Bruckner, Strauss, and others in major orchestral and operatic works, this instrument, performed by horn players, really deserves to be heard more often.
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
The Mello Zone
Marching mellophones are frequently performed by current and future horn players in marching bands and drum corps; this is an online resource for mellophone players and their teachers.
Two vintage horns with piston valves, part of the collection at Arizona State.