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Opus 158

Accuracy Studies for the French Hornist

number of books and CD's

I Started accuracy studies for the beginning student, and quickly jumped to the studies my own students needed: moderately difficult intervals in a training session that should help the student jump ahead past the problems of hearing the tones (pitches) and intervals.

These studies are design so the student can do a little each day, track-by-track, page-by-page or a whole hour regiment. It might be nice to have a CD player with a repeat function to begin with.

The pages are written so the student reads to bottom line, while they listen to me on the CD playing so they can repeat what I did. These studies cover a wide variety of articulations. And have the starting points of middle C E, Lower G and upper Bb. I did not present a fifth section for low horn. Low horn is quite important and I hope to address it in further publications.

I plotted out the all the possibilities of three different tones within one octave, and presented them in a simple pattern, then at the end mixed the up as tests. The advance student should find profit in the whole set. I was very carful to be tuned at A=440 and tried to keep my articulation precise.

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I sold quite a few of these when I had a sales table at the International Horn Society Symposium

One teacher wrote back and ordered copies for all his students and wrote a very nice testamonial:

I just wanted to let you know that the books arrived in the mail yesterday. I'm really excited to start more of my students on them. I've had a lot of success with the one student I've used it with so far. After just a short time with the book, her accuracy is better. Not only that but she sounds a lot better too. Playing along with the CD gives her a concept of tone. After playing along with the CD, she is able to relax while she plays and she sounds better as a result. Most importantly- the tone benefits seem subliminal- she plays along with the CD, getting the "taste of each note" while subconsciously mimicking the tone she hears. Your book seems to kill the tone bird with the same stone as the accuracy bird. I don't know what kind of thing you would like me to write as a testimonial for your site. Do you have any specific length in mind? Please let me know and I'll be happy to write it!

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CD42 I sound My Horn

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Music of
B. Heiden and Burdick


CD41 American Horn Music vol. 2

Burdick's CD41Music by:
R. Burdick
J. Graas, R. Johnson
J. Ott, A. M. Ingalis
A. D. Schmutz, T. Strong

CD40 Retrospective II
Horn Quartets No's 1 - 5

Burdick's CD40Retrospective II
Horn Quartets:
No. 1, Op. 39,
No. 2, Op. 51,
 No. 3, Op. 136,
  No. 4, Op. 149,
                       No. 5, Op. 154

CD39 Bach by Popular Demand

CD39 A sequel toCD39 cover-88
R. Burdick's
Easter Oratorio CD and his Favorites CD Bach Cantatas, 26, 84 & 99

CD38 Matthew Locke:
Broken & Flatte Consorts

CD38 Richard Burdick performs trios from the late renaissance: CD 38 Locke-Brokenall 6 Broken Consort Suites and both Flatte Consort suites - 36 track of Christmas like music.

CD37 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

CD37 Richard Burdick's compositions:
Earth & Moon, Op. 202
Polar Flux, Op. 204 Microtonal music of Richard Burdick

A multi-track recording of Mr. Burdick:
A microtonal duet (Op. 204) & quartet (Op. 202)

64 tones per octave.

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Classical Natural Horn
Music By Duvernoy & Schneider

CD36 Natural horn Burdick Beautiful authentic practice classical era natural horn music, for horn trio and duo.

A very popular style of music in Beethoven's lifetime.

CD35 Twenty-Two Trios
for Horns

CD35 Twenty-two Trios
fCD35or Horn, Op. 156

Nothing else like it for horn ensemble! These trios are full of memorable tunes interwoven in fascinating ways, with wonderful twists and turns.

CD34 Natural Horn Music FOUND

Thanks to IMSLP a number of works have come to my attention from moderately obscure CD34composers, which I'm happy to present here performed on the Natural horn. Nineteenth Century composers Du Puy, Comte de Champigny, Alexandre Javault, Johann Peter Heuschekel. Released February 2013.

CD32 American Horn Music
American Horn Music
of the 40's & 50's


“This CD proves that what may have sounded weird sixty years ago now sounds normal and often beautiful.”

There are many lesser-known 20th century composers, who have great worth!

Let’s not forget the music of:
Wendell Otey
Alan Hovhaness
Henry Cowell
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Gunther Schuller.