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farkas2Douglas Hill, one of the horn world's most renowned pedagogues, taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1974 to 2011. Hill has served the horn community as a featured artist, lecturer, soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and artist-teacher all over the world, and is famous for his adaptive, student-centered approach to teaching. Professor Hill's books are classics of horn pedagogy, and his playing, compositions, and teaching are aimed at extending students' and colleagues' imaginations.

Hill on Horn, featuring Professor Douglas Hill, is an educational video originally released in 1986 and was produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of University Outreach and Department of Continuing Education in the Arts. The IHS is pleased to offer this video to IHS members.

For more information on Douglas Hill, see his Honorary Member page.

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Introduction 5:16
Beethoven Sonata Excerpt 2:18
Getting to Know Yourself as a Horn Player 7:49
Air and Breathing 5:52
Embouchure-Aperture-Mouthpiece Placement 7:00
Franz Strauss Nocturno Excerpt 2:18
Developing Your Craft - Pitch Ranges 7:29
Developing Your Craft - Dynamic Range and Articulation 7:30
Developing Your Craft - Balancing the Techniques and the Power of Thoughts 7:46
Dukas Villanelle Excerpt 2:40
Practice and Growth - Application and Attitude 6:50
Practice and Growth - the Sounds, the Sensations, the Sharing of Music 1:29
Practice Format 2:18
Warm-up As a Complete Maintenance Session 13:48
Basic Practice Plan 17:00
Excerpt from Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata - Repertoire List 6:33
Excerpt from Jazz Set - Concluding Thoughts and Credits 6:22