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The End of Two Eras in Arizona

Two eras in horn teaching in Arizona will be ending soon. Longtime University of Arizona horn professor Keith Johnson is retiring this year ...

Dark Mute/Dark Tone

Most hornists realize that horn mutes differ from those of other brass instruments, having a bit different tone than say a trumpet or trombone...

Brahms German Requiem on Natural Horn

Today I received a most interesting note from Herb Winslow, associate principal horn, the Minnesota Orchestra, which he has granted me permission to quote....

Ericson Plays the Arizona All-State French Horn Etudes

This fall the ASU CMENC chapter had a project to record the AMEA (Arizona Music Educators Association) all-state audition etudes. They are now online,...

New Information on Maxime-Alphonse

Last night I had a very pleasant surprise in my inbox. Blog reader Jay Anderson had seen my previous post on Maxime-Alphonse and got...

Maxime Alphonse, International Man of Mystery

Probably every month during the school year I receive notes from horn students trying to research horn players of the past who are trying...

My Favorite Horn Recording

A couple days ago I was asked what my favorite horn recording was. This was easy to answer. I still remember buying the record...

C-sharp Should be One of your Best Notes

Intonation is always a topic among hornists. One note I listen for carefully is C-sharp, third space. This should be a great note; often...

Horn Players Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins

Horn soloist and composer Lawrence Lowe was in Tempe yesterday, where he performed two solos (the "traditional version" of the Mozart Concert Rondo ...

Improve Left Hand Comfort with a Strap or Flipper

As a horn teacher I have seen quite a few students with various issues with the left hand and arm. I have had some...