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Brief review: Duet Kopprasch by Jeffrey Agrell

Continuing with his Millennium Kopprasch series, the latest installment from Jeffrey Agrell is Duet Kopprasch. Stepping back a second, I believe many people have imagined...

Brief review: Preparatory Kopprasch by Jeffrey Agrell

A very significant new publication aimed at the younger horn player (and their teachers) is Preparatory Kopprasch by Jeffrey Agrell. What Agrell has done is...

Brief Review: New book on Multiphonics

One work that many hornists are interested to work on is the Weber Concertino, which contains multiphonics in the cadenza. How do you learn...

Brief review: New publication, Keys to Transposition

New for 2018 is Keys to Transposition: A Method for the Teaching & Learning of Transposition on the Horn by Pete Nowlen with Brian...

Brief Review: Richard Deane, Mid-Century Sonatas for Horn and Piano

Last year Richard Deane, who serves currently as associate principal horn of the New York Philharmonic, released a new CD. I was interested to...

Brief review: Harmony Kopprasch by Jeffrey Agrell

The second publication in the Millennium Kopprasch series by Jeffrey Agrell is Harmony Kopprasch. For me personally this volume is much more fun to play...

Brief review: Rhythm Kopprasch by Jeffrey Agrell

The Kopprasch etudes are a staple of horn (and brass) teaching, yet they are a conundrum; some love them, some hate them. Those that...

Brief review: The Creative Hornist by Jeffrey Agrell

Creativity. One observation I have had is that people outside of music, often they are looking for creativity, that special spark, tying that idea...

Brief Review: An Inexpensive Natural Horn

With a small amount of funds available, I had an idea how to use them for something that would help the studio. What I...

Brief review: Horn Technique by Jeffrey Agrell

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...