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A new resource is available for horn players from John Ericson, horn professor at Arizona State University. According to John’s description on his Horn Notes Edition page: A practical collection of inventive scale and arpeggio exercises to develop technique and intonation, carefully selected from the classic horn method books of […]

New Horn Studies from John Ericson



Although I don’t use these terms at all in my teaching, bubbles, clicks, and bumps are an important thing for teachers and students to be aware of. These terms are used by horn player (and composer/conductor) Gunther Schuller to describe various imperfections in articulations, slurs and the slotting of notes. […]

Bubbles and Clicks and Bumps (and Mouthpieces), Oh My!





It’s July, and for high school and college bands, that means marching band. For French horn players, that means it’s time to (temporarily) put down the concert horns and pick up a mellophone or marching horn. Since there aren’t many resources available for mellophone players, I’ve decided to put together […]

New Page: A Mellophone Starter’s Guide



So I’ve really been enjoying using my tablet as a digital music reader. It’s certainly been an adjustment (I’ve written about some of those here), but overall I really have been enjoying it. One recent upgrade that I made was for a relatively small and compact stand/tablet holder setup to […]

Upgrade to Digital Music Reading: New Stand!