About The Book

Conventional wisdom has always been that one simply does not make up one’s own music with the horn. It isn’t done. You play the ink. Basta. Creative music is not for horn players. It’s too difficult. It’s scary. You’re too young. You’re too old. You haven’t had the proper training. You don’t have time. Who do you think you are? Just. Don’t!

These arguments are built into our unconscious understanding of what it means to play horn, so that even the idea of creating music on the horn almost never occurs to us. The Creative Hornist is a collection of countervailing and iconoclastic essays and information to persuade you to create your own music and discover your own musical voice. Don’t wait any longer. Start now – today! – enjoying the other half of music and musicianship that has been missing.