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Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...
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This next year I plan to devote significant time to completing several book projects, and in one of those I plan to include a...

Over in the Phoenix Symphony Blog a post caught my attention. It features a horn player who auditioned and got into the YouTube Symphony....

Three of the four concertos for horn by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have lovely slow movements that rank highly among my favorite, all-time classical compositions. Excluding...

One of the great things for me at IHS 2011 this summer was meeting and hearing jazz hornist Mark Taylor. For several years now...

Harry Potter and Dmitri Shostakovitch. Found this one a while back:

Recently on the Horn People group a question was posted that related to pitch centering, and what it was getting at I believe was...

At the opera.* The math is simple: Rigoletto + iPhone + long measures rest = *Humor

Sound-induced hearing loss is something to take seriously - from Part I. I have a vivid memory of a sitzprobe rehearsal where a Wagnerian duo...
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