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Telemann Wrote a Lot of Music for the Horn

A few weeks ago a question came up on "the hornlist" about Telemann and his works for horn. Someone asked what else there was...

Quote of the Week–Hill on High Range

High range development is a topic that comes up with every horn student, and every horn teacher has his or her ideas as to...

What Horn Players Really Think About Trumpet Players

This week I led a brass sectional with the ASU Symphony Orchestra brass section. At the end of the sectional I was asked I...

“Caps” and the Horn Player

"Caps," the articulation mark that looks like an upside down "v" over a note, are a type of accent that is potentially problematic in...

Mouthpiece Placement on the Upper Lip

Working with a variety of horn students inevitably the embouchure comes up as a topic. An important aspect is placement on the upper lip....

Two Baroque Horn Concertos that Should be Performed More Often

If a Baroque concerto is heard, it is most often the Telemann or maybe the Forster. These are fine works but there are alternates...

Don’t Put off Learning to Double Tongue

This weekend I got busy working on the five newly composed etudes by Douglas Akey that comprise the AMEA Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors...

The Tips Article, Part III: Performance

In the original HTML version of the Horn Notes Blog (before October of 2006—one of the predecessor sites of what became Horn Matters) I...

The Tips Article, Part II: Teaching, Study, and Auditions

In the original HTML version of the Horn Notes Blog (before October of 2006—one of the predecessor sites of what became Horn Matters) I...

The Tips Article, Part I: Equipment

In the original HTML version of the Horn Notes Blog (before October of 2006—one of the predecessor sites of what became Horn Matters) I...