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New editions of Introducing the Horn and Playing Descant and Triple Horns

In December I looked back at a year of sales and decided it was time for some updated editions and a change in marketing...

My Top 5 Articles from 2017

Starting the year I thought it might be interesting to see exactly which of my Horn Matters articles from 2017 ranked the highest in...

Horn Matters People of the Year: Horn People

The Horn Matters People of the Year award goes to Horn People, a group that has hugely impacted the horn world in recent years. If you...

Blog: Looking back at a year of publication sales

Periodically it is a good idea to look back, take stock. Especially of your more enterprising things, is there a return on the investment?...

On teaching styles of horn teachers, and creativity

Not too long ago a colleague made an offhand comment about another teacher, saying they were a “method” teacher. That observation, and looking at...

Creativity, Gallay, and the natural horn

When I was working on the review of the new Jeff Agrell book on creativity I was struck by the idea that a lot...

Confidence, Optimism, Fearlessness, and Trusting Yourself

What mindset gives us the best horn performance? This is something debated in various ways for a long time. I decided to do a...

Brief review: The Creative Hornist by Jeffrey Agrell

Creativity. One observation I have had is that people outside of music, often they are looking for creativity, that special spark, tying that idea...

Footnotes on the First Triple Horn

I was pleased to see my article, “Memories of the First Paxman Triple Horn,” in the October, 2017 issue of The Horn Call. It...

The question of water keys and horns

Here is a question you know you have wondered at some point: why are some horns constructed without water keys? It is a puzzle for...