Horn Notes Edition
Resources for Horn Teachers and Horn Players
Founded 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
NEWS: 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 cannot 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 were always 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, please see the note to you later on this page.
On a positive note, our five E-Book publications are our best sellers! 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.
Playing 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.
Sample 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.
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.
His 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.
Looking for the old Horn Notes Blog? In 2009 it became part of Horn Matters, the largest horn resource on the Internet!
If 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 orders shipping is only $6.00. For Canadian orders shipping is only $10.00. Arizona residents please add 6.3% sales tax. Orders are normally shipped within three business days.
And note again: 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 cannot 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 were always slow, we have eliminated online sales outside of the USA and Canada.
If you are not in Europe but outside the USA and Canada and wish to buy an E-book 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.
If you have questions about your order or are a dealer who wishes to order wholesale please contact us directly at
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