Selected Horn Pedagogy Resources

Highly recommended publications

John Ericson

Harry Berv, A Creative Approach to the French Horn. Bryn Maw, PA: Theodore Presser, 1977.

William R. Brophy, Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn. New York: Carl Fischer, 1977.

David Bushouse, Practical Hints on Playing the French Horn. Melville, NY: Belwin, 1983.

Birchard Coar, The French Horn. Ann Arbor: Edwards Brothers, 1947.

Farquharson Cousins, On Playing the Horn, 2nd edition. Chapel-en-le-Frith: Caron Publications, 1992.

John Ericson,* Introducing the Horn. Tempe: Horn Notes Edition, 2007.
_______, A Mello Catechism. Tempe: Horn Notes Edition, 2007.
_______, Playing High Horn. Tempe: Horn Notes Edition, 2007.
_______, Playing the Wagner Tuba. Tempe: Horn Notes Edition, 2007.

Philip Farkas, The Art of Brass Playing. Bloomington: Wind Music, 1962.
_______, The Art of French Horn Playing. Princeton, NJ: Summy-Birchard, 1956.
_______, The Art of Musicianship. Bloomington: Musical Publications, 1976.
_______, A Photographic Study of 40 Virtuoso Horn Players’ Embouchures. Bloomington: Wind Music, 1970.

Fred Fox, Essentials of Brass Playing. Miami: Volkwein Bros., 1974 (reprinted 1978).

Randy C. Gardner, Mastering the Horn’s Low Register. Richmond, VA: International Opus, 2002.

Douglas Hill, Collected Thoughts on Teaching and Learning, Creativity, and Horn Performance. Miami: Warner Bros., 2001.

Michael Hoeltzel, Mastery of the French Horn: Technique and Musical Expression. Mainz: Schott, 2006.

David M. Kaslow, Living Dangerously with the Horn. Bloomington: Birdalone Books, 1996.

Richard Merewether, The horn, the horn…. London: Paxman, 1978.

Verne Reynolds, The Horn Handbook. Portland: Amadeus Press, 1997.

William C. Robinson, An Illustrated Advanced Method for French Horn Playing. Bloomington: Wind Music, 1971.

Gunther Schuller, Horn Technique. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Barry Tuckwell, Horn. New York: Schirmer, 1983.
_______. Playing the Horn. London: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Frøydis Ree Wekre, Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well, second ed. Olso: Wekre, 1994.

Milan Yancich, A Practical Guide to French Horn Playing. Rochester, NY: Wind Music, 1971.

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