|Articles on Horn History
and Horn Playing
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 Descant and Triple Horns
An introduction to these important tools for high horn playing.
Articles on other
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.
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wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and
teacher. Ericson began his professional career as Third Horn in the
Nashville Symphony, where he served for six seasons. From there, he
turned to teaching, first at the Crane School of Music (SUNY
Potsdam) and next at Arizona State University, where he has taught