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Deep thoughts

Looking at the big picture.

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Back in the Orchestra 101 series a few years ago there was an article that touched on the professional levels of horn playing, an...