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John Ericson

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As the semester starts for students after winter break, a reminder from my teacher at Eastman, Verne Reynolds. For young embouchures, the high register is...

As the year starts it is a great time to think about goals and how to reach those goals. Self evaluation is always in...

Several times recently I have noted that it is not widely enough known that the Concert Rondo of Mozart, K. 371, is actually sixty...

If you are looking for a book to read over break, the Randy Gardner book is to be recommended. In particular I found this...

In the world of horn there have been few that made as much impact as Philip Farkas (1914-1992). The Art of French Horn Playing...

College level horn students all over the USA are very aware that juries (performance exams) are just around the corner. With the goal of...

Here is a topic that is very important to horn players but little discussed, tongue position changes by register. We have discussed the fact that...

I get asked fairly often about “straps” and “flippers,” devices that aid in holding the horn in a more ergonomic manner. For years I...

I find this a very interesting description of how the muscles work, especially compared to the typical Farkas-oriented approach. The embouchure consists of two pairs...

A topic that comes up pretty often teaching is that of what fingerings to use in the low range, specifically in the range from...