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Deep thoughts

Looking at the big picture.

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...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

It it that time of year here in America, when families typically get together during a holiday from work to share food and stories...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...