John Ericson, horn

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PUBLICATIONS—books and methods

2013. Introducing the Horn. Second edition, hard copy and E-book. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Boldin Horn World | Press release

2013. A Mello Catechism. Second edition, E-book. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Boldin Horn World | Press release

2013. Playing the Wagner Tuba: A Handbook for Hornists. E-book. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Video introduction | Background information
Natural horn book
2012. Playing Natural Horn Today. E-book. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Historic Brass Society | Review, Boldin Horn World | Video introduction | Background information

2012. Playing Descant and Triple Horns. E-book. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Boldin Horn World | Background information

2007. Playing High Horn: A Handbook for High Register Playing; Descant Horns, and Triple Horns. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Video introduction | Background information

2007. Introducing the Horn: Essentials for New Hornists and Their Teachers. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Background information

2007. Playing the Wagner Tuba: A Handbook for Hornists. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Video introduction | Background information

2007. A Mello Catechism: A Guide to the World of Mellophones and Marching Horns. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Middle Horn Leader | Background information

2006. “Friedrich Gumpert (1841-1906) and the Performing Technique of the Valved Horn in Late-Nineteenth-Century Germany.” Chapter in Brass Scholarship in Review: Proceedings of the Historic Brass Society Conference, Cité de la Musique, Paris 1999. Edited by Stewart Carter. Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series No. 6 (Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press), 223-236.

      PUBLICATIONS—studies and music

12 Etudes Ericson2016. 10 Trios for Horn, Trombone, and Tuba by Anton Reicha, arr. Ericson. Published in two suites as recorded on the Summit CD Table for Three. E-book; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages, Suite 1 | Video example | Sample pages, Suite 2 | Video example | Background information

2016. 12 Modern Preparatory Etudes for Horn. E-book; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Background information

2016. 21 Bordogni Vocalises, edited by Gumbert and Ericson in six versions (Standard Treble Clef, Low Treble Clef, Standard Bass Clef, Low Bass Clef, Extra Low Bass Clef, and Ultra Low Bass Clef). E-books; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages standard treble | Sample pages low treble | Sample pages standard bass | Sample pages low bass | Sample pages extra low bass | Sample pages ultra low bass | Background information

2016. 35 Melodic Etudes by Schantl and Meifred, in three versions (Standard French horn, High French horn, and Low French horn). E-books; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages high | Sample pages standard | Sample pages low | Video podcast | Background information

2016. 38 Intonation Duets for Horns by Gumpert and Kling. Edited by John Ericson. E-book; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition (a reworking of a third of the content of 2011 publication Ultimate Horn Technique). Sample pages | Background information

2016. The Bordogni-Ericson "Low Horn Boot Camp." E-book; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Video podcast |
Background information

2016. Horn Scales and Technique Exercises by Gallay, Kling, and Meifred. Edited by John Ericson. E-book; Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition (a reworking of a third of the content of 2011 publication Ultimate Horn Technique). Sample pages | Background information

2015. The Following publications and editions were posted as PDF downloads to the website Horn Matters; may be downloaded directly here.
*The Horn Matters PDF Excerpt E-Book Volume I Background information | Index
*The Horn Matters PDF Excerpt E-Book Volume II Background information
*The Horn Matters PDF Excerpt E-Book Volume III Background information
*Low Horn Kopprasch, Edited by Josef Schantl, from Vol. IV of the Horn-Schule Background information
*10 Grand Concert Studies from the Complete Method of Oscar Franz Background information
*11 Etudes by Gallay Edited by Josef Schantl from Vol. IV of the Horn-Schule Background information
*12 Etudes by Gallay from the Grand Method for the French Horn Background information
*14 Duets by Gallay from the Grand Method for the French Horn Background information
*22 Melodic Etudes by Josef Schantl Background information (no longer online, content included in 35 Melodic Etudes)
*29 Etudes from the Complete Method of Oscar Franz Background information
*31 Duets from the Horn-Schule of Henri Kling Background information

2014. The Following editions were posted as PDF downloads to the website Horn Matters; may be downloaded directly here
*12 Grand Studies by Belloli, Gallay, and Gugel from the Otto Langey Tutor for French Horn Background Information
*15 Duets from the Otto Langey Tutor for French Horn Background Information

2012. The Following publications were posted as PDF downloads to the website Horn Matters
*Technique Exercises, primarily drawn from Playing High Horn (not currently online; being reworked into a warmup publication).
*Ten Etudes by Duvernoy, Meifred, and Schantl, drawn from Playing Natural Horn Today and Ultimate Horn Technique (not currently online; in 2016 reworked the Ultimate Horn Technique elements into the 35 Melodic Etudes)

2011. Ultimate Horn Technique. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Review, Boldin Horn World | Background information

2011. Ultimate Low Horn. Tempe, AZ: Horn Notes Edition. Sample pages | Background information

2007. Pilafian, Sam and Sheridan, Patrick. The Brass Gym. Chandler, AZ: Focus on Music. (Editor for horn version). Background information

      PUBLICATIONS—articles

2016: "Dennis Brain's Horns." The Horn Call 46, No. 2 (February), 31-34. Video podcast

2015. "A 1982 Horn Right Hand Position Survey: Tips, Notes, and More." The Horn Call 45, No. 3 (May), 50-55.

2006. “Faculty Perspective: Building a Musical Education.” Overture, 29.

2006. “Posture and the Horn Player,” Bandmasters Review 7, issue 4 (June), 13.

2006. “The Case for the Compensating Triple.” The Horn Call 36, No. 2 (February, 2006), 86-87.

2005. “Why the Horn???” Arizona Music News 49, no. 2 (Spring), 47-48. Co-written with Keith Johnson (Professor of horn, University of Arizona) and Nancy Sullivan (Lecturer of horn, Northern Arizona University).

2004. “Buzzing on the Mouthpiece.” Bandmasters Review 6, issue 2 (December), 19-20.

2004. “Placing Pitch ‘In The Pocket.’” Bandmasters Review 5, no. 4 (June, 2004), 13-15.

2004. “The Assistant First Horn in Orchestra and Band,” The Horn Call 34, no. 2 (February), 33-34.

2003. “Placing Pitch ‘In The Pocket.’” The Horn Call 33, no. 3 (May), 67-68.

2003. “The Horn Embouchure, Part 2.” TBA Journal 4, no. 3 (May), 24-25.

2002. “The Horn Embouchure, Part 1.” TBA Journal 4, no. 2 (December), 18-20.

2002. “How Bells are Cut.” Horn on the Range 7, no. 2 (October), 3.

2002. “A New ICSOM Audition List Survey.” The Horn Call 33, no. 1 (October), 53-55.

2002. “Notes on Breathing and Use of Air.” TBA Journal 3, no. 4 (June), 11.

2002. “Right Hand Position: Stopped & Muted Horn.” TBA Journal 3, no. 3 (March), 18-19.

2001. “Lip Balms: Do We Love Our Lips Too Much?” TBA Journal 3, no. 2 (December, 2001), 20.

2001. “Tuning Your Double Horn.” TBA Journal 3, no. 1 (September), 25.

2001. “Playing the Descant Horn.” The Horn Call 31, no. 3 (May) 69-71.

2001. “Tuning the Double Horn.” Horn Notes 19 (June/July), 11-12.

1999. “Crooks and the 19th-Century Horn.” The Horn Call 30, no. 1 (November), 49-58.

1999. “Urban Legends of Horn History.” Upstate Hornist 1, no. 1 (Fall, 1999), 1.

1999. “Historic Brass Society Paris Symposium.” The Horn Call 29, no. 1 (August), 19.

1999. The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments. Book review in Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 25, 151-154.

1998. “Trashing the Valved Horn?” The Horn Call 29, no. 1 (November), 53-56.

1998. “Why Was the Valve Invented.” The Horn Call 28, no. 3 (May), 35-40.

1998. “The Double Horn and Its Invention in 1897.” The Horn Call 28, no. 2 (February), 31-33.

1997. “Joseph Rudolphe Lewy and Valved Horn Technique in Germany, 1837-1851.” The Horn Call Annual 9, 23-35.

1997. “Heinrich Stoelzel and Early Valved Horn Technique.” The Historic Brass Society Journal 9, 65-82.

1997. “The Original Kopprasch Etudes.” The Horn Call 27, no. 2 (February), 17-21.

1996. “Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Schubert's Nachtgesang im Walde and Auf dem Strom, and the Horn Technique of the Lewy Brothers in the 1820s.” The Horn Call Annual 8, 5-13.

1992. “The Valve Horn and its Performing Techniques in the Nineteenth Century: an Overview.” The Horn Call Annual 4, 2-32.

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