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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

Tips for Educators, and an Evolving Pedagogy

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

The Future of French Horn Playing

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

20th century horn favorites 3: Madsen

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

20th century horn favorites 2: Schmid and Cooke

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

20th century horn favorites 1: Gliere and Nielsen

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

New instrument! Change mouthpiece? Break it in?

Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A quick look at a vintage horn with piston valves

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

Horn competition podcast: Looking ahead to IHCA 2017

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

Improve your tuning! Two podcasts to help

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

Ericson Interview, part IV: The “real world” of college teaching

Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...