Horn Notes Edition
Innovative Publications for Horn and Brass Players

Our Catalog in Brief

Bordogni-Ericson-Low-versionStudies and Music for horn and all brass players

  • 10 Trios for Horn, Trombone, and Tuba by Anton Reicha, arr. Ericson
  • 12 Modern Preparatory Etudes for Horn--Ericson
  • 21 Bordogni Vocalises, edited by Gumbert and Ericson in six versions (Standard Treble Clef, Low Treble Clef, Standard Bass Clef, Low Bass Clef, Extra Low Bass Clef, and Ultra Low Bass Clef), of interest to all brass players from trumpet to tuba!
  • 35 Melodic Etudes--Schantl and Meifred, in three versions (Standard French horn, High French horn, and Low French horn)
  • 38 Intonation Duets for Horns--Gumpert and Kling
  • The Bordogni-Ericson "Low Horn Boot Camp"
  • Horn Scales and Technique Exercises--Gallay, Kling, and Meifred
  • Ultimate Horn Technique--Ericson

BooksNatural horn Ericson and Methods for middle brass

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

Compact Discs featuring John Ericson

  • Canto
  • Les Adieux
  • Rescued!
  • Table for Three

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NEWS: We are expanding our innovative line of E-publications to include titles of special interest to low brass players. Besides the Reicha trios, check out our new collection of Bordogni editions in different ranges, these fill a need and are being very well received.

But noting also that our original E-Book publications focusing on the horn continue to sell. 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-EricsonUltimate Horn TechniquePlaying 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. BUT NOTE: We have eliminated European E-Book sales due to the EU Value-Added Tax. See the note toward the bottom of this page.

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Playing the Wagner TubaSample pages 12/2016 UPDATE: Sample pages for our recent publications will be posted very shortly.

Besides referencing sites such as iTunes and Amazon, for a short audio clip from the Canto CD visit the Canto page in Horn Articles Online and for short audio clips from the Les Adieux CD visit the Les Adieux page in Horn Articles Online. And, actually, full tracks from three of the CDs we offer may be presemt;u found on YouTube, but at a much lower audio quality than the actual physical CD. More info on this here: http://hornmatters.com/2015/12/commentary-listening-to-cds-on-youtube/

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

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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!

Les Adieux CDIf you really prefer to order by mail, address your order to Horn Notes Edition LLC, 674 East Maria Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284. Note clearly the items you wish to order and include shipping and sales tax if required. On all domestic book orders shipping is only $6.00 and CDs are $2.00. For Canadian orders shipping is only $10.00. Arizona residents please add 6.3% sales tax, which will be calculated in the shopping cart. Orders are normally shipped within three business days.

Due to the EU Value-Added Tax (VAT) changes that went into effect as of January 1, 2015 we were prompted to reconsider our European sales of E-books (which we could not continue doing) and international sales in general. As we cannot sell E-books at all in Europe at this time (the law is impossible for a small business such as ours to comply with) and shipping costs are high enough that print copy sales have always been slow, we have eliminated online sales outside of the USA and Canada. It is a shame too, as we enjoyed steady sales of the E-books to European buyers. Our apologies to those impacted.

If you are not in Europe and outside the USA and Canada and wish to buy an E-book or publication, contact us at the E-mail address below. We can sell them outside of Europe, but the shopping cart is now no longer set to take payment and deliver E-books outside of the USA and Canada.

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