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PSA: How many mouthpieces should you own?

In my recent article of bad horn advice I suggested that a serious student of the horn needs to own at least 5 mouthpieces....

From the Mailbag: How to finger second line G on a...

This question actually came in now several years ago, and I answered it by e-mail, but it is worth noting here in Horn Matters...

PSA: Why did my horn come with two main tuning slides?

Owners of Hoyer 6800 series horns may have noted that the horn is supplied with long and short main tuning slides. I noted in...

Dimes, part III

Twice before in Horn Matters we have turned to the topic of Dimes: Why You Might Need Dimes Got Dimes? Which brings us to Part...

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...

More on “clicks” — and the best horns

Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Accuracy, intonation, tone. You need them all, so what type of...

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

Some notes on the art of Geyer (and Knopf) style horns

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

In search of the $7,000 French horn

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Topic: “Clicks” and valve changes

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...