Ultimate Horn Technique: Exercises from 19th-Century Masters to Develop Finger Technique, Range, Transposition, Characteristic Playing, Intonation, and Double and Triple Tonguingby Horn Notes Edition
My new publication Ultimate Horn Technique is more comprehensive in scope. It is based on materials from 19th century horn methods, mostly exercises that are unavailable today, in particular some great materials from the early valved horn method of Joseph Meifred, but quite a variety of materials from other 19th century masters including Gallay, Kling, Gumpert, Dauprat, and Schantl.
I have arranged the materials by key and have included exercises for double and triple tonguing, exercises for working on transpositions, and more. Besides being full of great exercises I am also excited that exercises in the book are non-repetitive. While many exercises are similar, hardly any pattern is actually repeated in the whole book, which keeps you on your toes and reading them carefully. This book is intended for horn players from the intermediate to advanced level.
One of the most visible hornists today, John Ericson has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. Co-founder of the online magazine "Horn Matters", Ericson began his professional career with serving for six seasons as Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony. From there, he turned to full time teaching; first at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) where he launched one of the first large horn websites: "Horn Articles Online." Since 2001 he has served on the faculty at Arizona State University, where he is Brass Area Coordinator. He has also performed with groups including the Indianapolis Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic.