by Eli Epstein, former member of the Cleveland Orchestra
From the Introduction:
"Horn playing is an inside job. Our approach to every aspect of playing comes from within. From centering ourselves before a practice session to feeling the breath move in and flow out of our bodies as sound, we are focused on the inside. I didn't know this. I discovered it over time."
Horn Playing from the Inside Out is a wonderful resource for all brass players. It's got a wealth of information that anyone from a rank beginner to a seasoned pro can use to improve their playing.
"Horn Playing from the Inside Out" deconstructs brass playing and presents specific methods to improve technique, musicianship, practicing, audition taking, managing performance anxiety and expressing authentic emotion through sound. Warm-ups and daily exercises are presented and explained. The final section, "Applying the Method," puts it all together with step-by-step instructions on how to master challenging orchestral excerpts both technically and artistically."