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Playing accurately on the French horn.

2 more secrets to improve accuracy

Nobody likes missing notes. Unfortunately, no one thing will improve your accuracy, as it is a combination of many small (often very small!) factors...

On attention to detail, accuracy, and tonguing problems

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

Two Suggestions to Improve Accuracy

Following up on recent end of semester juries and lessons, two thoughts came to mind related to improving accuracy. 1. Get a BERP. I have not...

Zero Defects and ‘Doing it Right the First Time’

Securing employment in the music profession and having a good time of it depends on a tight synchronization with other musicians. Key to this,...

Accuracy Tip: Watch Your Fingers

Over the years one thing I have noticed in watching students is that a percentage of missed notes have to do with how your...

“Well, Duh!?!,” a Key to Accuracy

The comments to my recent article on "tut" tonguing are a reminder that tonging is always a good topic to address. You don't want...

“Hey, I Did Not Miss Any Notes”

Ever think this after a concert? The first time that stands out in my memory is a performance of the Gounod Petite Symphonie for...

Tonguing is a big key to everything, especially accuracy

The Public Service Announcement of the weekend is on the topic of tonguing. There is a lot of dogma on tonguing out there to...

Op Ed: A License to Clam

Some critics like to tease that horn players "flub." The Vienna Phil.’s sound was extraordinary, of course: These guys never let you down there....

Optimism/Realism/Pessimism and the Horn Player

Right now I have over thirty posts in various stages of underway. This post when still in progress I initially titled “Abused by the...