Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction: What’s What and Why

Chapter 1: First things first: Definitions

Chapter 2: Basis of Horn Technique #1

Chapter 3: Basis of Technique #2: Valves

Chapter 4: Aural Study: A word to teachers

Chapter 5: FAQ

Part 2: How the Horn Works: Introduction to Valveless Technique

Chapter 6: The Real Fundamentals

Chapter 7: Horn study, video games, and spiders

Chapter 8: Mechanisms of horn playing

Part 3: Music Theory Meets the Horn: Introduction to Valve Technique

Chapter 9: Overview of Valve Technique

Chapter 10: Basic control: Valve Playing Preparation

Chapter 11: Introduction to Scale Study

Chapter 12: Introduction to Arpeggio Study

Chapter 13: Interval studies & Patterns

Chapter 14: Fingering Choices: Confluence of Valveless and Valve Playing

Part 4: Practice!

Chapter 15: Deep Practice

Chapter 16: Overview of Practice Sessions

Chapter 17: Pre-warm Ups: mental and physical preparation

Chapter 18: Warm-Ups: daily recalibration, preparation for workout

Chapter 19: Overtone Technique in Warm-Ups Part I

Chapter 20: Overtone Technique Part II

Chapter 21: Overtone Technique Part III

Chapter 22: Expeditious Warm-Ups

Part 5: Valveless Technique Development

Chapter 23 Articulation

Chapter 24: Adjacent Overtone Movement

Chapter 25: Nonadjacent Overtone Studies

Chapter 26: Advanced Overtone Upper Register Control

Chapter 27: Low Range Studies I: Valveless

Part 6: Valve Technique Development

Chapter 28: Advanced Scale Study

Chapter 29: Advanced Arpeggio Study

Chapter 30: Patterns

Chapter 31: Advanced Interval Studies

Chapter 32: Low Range Studies II: Valves

Chapter 33: Acquiring Depth in Horn Technique

Part 7: Planning Technical Development Practice Sessions

Chapter 34: Taking Inventory of Horn Technique

Chapter 35: In defense of variety

Chapter 36: Smart Practice: Interleaving and Spaced Repetition

Chapter 37: Flashcard system: what to practice when

Chapter 38: Sample Warm-Up and Workout Sessions.

Chapter 39: Building Range and Endurance

Part 8: Problem Solving Session – Repertoire (solos, etudes, excerpts)

Chapter 40: Problem Solving Tools

Part 9: Performance Session

Chapter 41: Sight-reading: A Plan

Chapter 42: Transposition: Eat the Frog

Chapter 43: Improvisation

Part 10: Peak Performance: Dealing with Lizard Brains and Monkey Minds

Chapter 44: Lizard Brain: Why we get nervous

Chapter 45: Getting Control of the Drunken Monkey

Chapter 46: Practicing Without the Horn

Chapter 47: Archery, Csikszentmihalyi, and What’s Really Important, Anyway?

Chapter 48: Peak Performance Bibliography

Part 10: Resources

I. Basics

II. Appendix: Articles

III. For Further Study

IV. Summary of Nearly Everything


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