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JOHN ERICSON has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. » About John Ericson » More articles » Horn Notes Edition » Study with John Ericson

Maxime Alphonse, International Man of Mystery

Probably every month during the school year I receive notes from horn students trying to research horn players of the past who are trying...

My Favorite Horn Recording

A couple days ago I was asked what my favorite horn recording was. This was easy to answer. I still remember buying the record...

C-sharp Should be One of your Best Notes

Intonation is always a topic among hornists. One note I listen for carefully is C-sharp, third space. This should be a great note; often...

Horn Players Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins

Horn soloist and composer Lawrence Lowe was in Tempe yesterday, where he performed two solos (the "traditional version" of the Mozart Concert Rondo ...

Improve Left Hand Comfort with a Strap or Flipper

As a horn teacher I have seen quite a few students with various issues with the left hand and arm. I have had some...

Mouthpiece Trial FAQ

You have been trying mouthpieces lately? Yes, the post last week is correct, I am trying mouthpieces, and over the years I have tried lots...

Quotes of the Week–Three Deep Thoughts

First up is a quote found in a section of the University of Iowa Horn Studio website. It is a big website--check out the horn...

The Audience at Your Audition, Round by Round

Several students are taking auditions now in the studio. Part of playing an audition well is knowing who you are playing for. For an...

Quote of the Week–Kling on Condensation

Horns get water in them -- condensation -- that must be removed. Some students seem to have more trouble than they should getting it...

Why You Keep a Mute in the Trunk of Your Car

Late this afternoon I received a call from the personnel manager of The Phoenix Symphony, that the second horn was ill and would I...