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One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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Frøydis Ree Wekre feels lip trills are an excellent way to build strength, and has exercises to develop trills in Thoughts on Playing the...

After subbing in the ASU Sinfonietta (see the previous post) a number of the mostly younger horn students in the section commented on my...

With stopped horn we get to another interesting and important topic, and also one that is not without some controversy. As an example, at one...

Every accredited music school is required by NASM to have performance exams of some sort, and brass juries start for us at ASU on...

One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

The response and comments to "Are All Professionals Kind of … Jaded?" have been eye-opening and enlightening. My hope is that in opening this...

One name not too familiar today in horn circles in that of Harry Berv. He wrote a very interesting horn method, published in 1977,...

To close this series on mouthpiece pressure we have notes from four more recent sources. David Kaslow does not favor excessive mouthpiece pressure in Living...
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