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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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Auditions are coming soon for the 2011 edition of the YouTube Symphony (more information here), and as a service to those looking to audition...

From the world of Star Trek. Science fiction and fantasy shows, and the French horn seem to go together like a hand in a glove....

Mark K. asks: When is a dent in the tubing considered serious enough to affect the playing qualities of a horn? Does the location of...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

This article was first posted in the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 9/20/2004 but the topic is timeless. I gave a recital...

The latest innovation in French horn technology. Triple horn?! Bah -- those are for wussies. It was only a matter of time before horn players realized the...

One thing I recall hearing said about my major professor at Indiana University, Michael Hatfield, was that he was a great example of a...

A small publication that has been on a shelf in my office for years and years is Choosing an Artist French Horn by Louis...
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