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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,...

“Well, Duh!?!,” Again

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...

PSA: Tonguing is the Answer

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...

On Laying Down the Notes

This post from the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dates from 12/16/04, right after hearing performance exams (juries) that semester. A good project for any...

Farkas and Accuracy and Gustatory Synesthesia

Philip Farkas was one of the few authors of a horn method to tackle the topic of accuracy head on. In his chapter on that...