Horn Notes Edition
Resources for Horn Teachers and Horn Players

Ultimate Horn TechniqueFounded in 2007, Horn Notes Edition is the source for new, focused resources for the French horn and middle brass by John Ericson.

Our Catalog in Brief


  • Introducing the Horn, second edition NEW!
  • A Mello Catechism, second edition NEW!
  • Playing the Natural Horn Today
  • Playing Descant and Triple Horns
  • Playing the Wagner Tuba

Ultimate Low HornBooks

  • Introducing the Horn
  • Ultimate Horn Technique
  • Ultimate Low Horn
  • Playing the Wagner Tuba
  • A Mello Catechism

Compact Discs

  • Canto
  • Les Adieux

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NEWS! We are pleased to announce that five E-Book publications have been released in PDF format! For example check out the E-Book version of our popular Playing the Wagner Tuba, described in a video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCL3k7IJUf0. Check the links below for more videos which describe these publications.

Descant-Triple-EricsonNatural horn EricsonPlaying Natural Horn Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC08PcUq6jQ&feature=youtu.be

Playing Descant and Triple Horns http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSGFrKLqNoI&feature=youtu.be



How does purchasing an E-Book work at Horn Notes Edition? The process is easy and secure! See this article for more information.

Playing the Wagner TubaSample pages of many of the books by John Ericson are available for viewing at Issuu.com. Please visit our page at http://issuu.com/hornnotes.

For a short audio clip from the Canto CD visit the Canto page in Horn Articles Online.

For short audio clips from the Les Adieux CD visit the Les Adieux page in Horn Articles Online.

For a review of Playing Natural Horn Today from the Historic Brass Society see this article.

Mello CatechismIntroducing the Horn





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One of the most visible hornists today, John Ericson has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher.

Co-founder of the online magazine and resource Horn Matters, Ericson began his professional career with serving for six seasons as Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony. From there, he turned to full time teaching, first at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam), where he launched Horn Articles Online. Since 2001 he has served on the faculty at Arizona State University and is Brass Area Coordinator. Besides teaching at Arizona State University, in recent years Ericson has also served as artist faculty at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Brevard Music Center. He holds degrees from Indiana University, the Eastman School of Music, and Emporia State University.

Canto CDHis two solo CDs on the Summit label received critical acclaim: The Horn Call hailed Les Adeiux for "Fantastic playing.... The level of musicality, nuance and artistry is not to be missed" and called Canto a "Terrific collaboration between horn and piano." Author of six books and numerous articles, he has performed and presented sessions at eight international horn symposiums and numerous regional events. A native of Emporia, Kansas, Ericson currently resides in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and two children.

A longer bio with audio samples may be found in Horn Matters.

Looking for the old Horn Notes Blog? In 2009 it became part of Horn Matters, the largest horn resource on the Internet!

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Horn MattersFor even more on the horn please be sure to also visit the online magazine and resource

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