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Horn Notes Podcast

A podcast on all things French horn and more, hosted by John Ericson

Apr 27, 2022

In this episode John Ericson looks at the topic of practice and playing the French horn. Some teachers, in an effort to encourage progress, push duration and intensity of practice too far -- to the point of failure -- which is not a productive way to improve on the horn. Rest days, atheletic training, and tactics for...

Jul 2, 2021

In this episode John Ericson looks at using drones to improve your warmup and your practice of French horn etudes and excerpts. The etude example is from Rangesongs by Rose French, and the excerpt is the opening of the Brahms second piano concerto. Length 14:43

Jun 10, 2021

In this episode with John Ericson the focus is on horn excerpts, with tips on performing Till, Brahms 2, and the Janacek Sinfonietta. Length 16:26

May 14, 2021

In this episode John Ericson talks about warming-up on the F horn, his sabbatical project of building single F horns, and looking forward to more horn playing in the near future. Length 16:32

Oct 2, 2017

This episode is the conclusion of the conversation on horn warmup routines with Alex Manners, who recently completed his DMA project which looked at the topic in depth. Originally posted to YouTube on 06/15/2016, length 13:30.