The ASU Horn Studio

The Arizona State University Horn Studio
Information for current and future students at ASU and useful resources for the horn world


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Articles on Horn History, Horn Playing, and Other Middle Brass

The Kopprasch Zone
A practical collection of studio materials for horn players and teachers.

Getting Started on 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.

The Natural Horn
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.

The Early Valved 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.

Descant and Triple Horns
An introduction to these important tools for high horn playing.

The Wagner Tuba Page
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.

Piston Horns
Two vintage horns with piston valves, part of the collection at Arizona State.

Also check out--

A History of Horn Articles Online
The classic horn resource, housed within the ASU Horn Studio website, has been online since 1998!

And visit Horn Matters, the largest horn website on the Internet!


Purchase John Ericsons' publications online through Horn Notes Edition at
www.hornnotes.com

To read many more articles by John Ericson and much more visit
Horn Matters
www.hornmatters.com


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John Ericson

John Ericson has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher.
Full biography
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Recordings by John Ericson include:

Canto

Canto, lyric works for horn and piano

Les Adieux

Les Adieux, music of Franz Strauss and others


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