|Articles on Horn History, Horn Playing, and
other Middle Brass
Introducing the Horn
Information 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 Kopprasch Zone
Links to free PDF excerpts, etudes, and duets, excerpt resources, studio
materials, and much
Playing the Natural
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. Topics covered include the invention of the valve, famous early performers, important early works of Schubert and Wagner, and the invention of the double horn.
Playing the Wagner Tuba
A great instrument! Used by Wagner, Bruckner, Strauss, and others in major orchestral and operatic works, this instrument really deserves to be heard more often.
A Tenor Horn/Alto Horn FAQ
questions on an alto range instrument once widely used in the United States, and still used in British-style brass bands
around the world.
The Mello Zone
A brief look at the history of the
mellophone and more. Love them or hate them, marching mellophones are
frequently performed today by current and future horn players in
marching bands and drum corps.
Playing Descant and Triple Horns
An introduction to these important tools for high horn playing.
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!
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has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher.
Recordings by John Ericson include:
Canto, lyric works for horn and piano
Les Adieux, music of Franz Strauss and others
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