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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...

Playing it on the Right Horn, or, How Many Horns do...

There are really two approaches to the question of how many horns you need, at least as an advanced horn player. One approach is...

What is that Horn in the YouTube Symphony Horn Master Class...

Auditions are coming soon for the 2011 edition of the YouTube Symphony (more information here), and as a service to those looking to audition...

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...

Horns on the Recital III: Double Horns

With being committed to at the least the early horns in the prior posts on my fall recital (here and here) the final goal...

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...

Day 145: Lessons from a Patterson/Yamaha

Last summer I sent my old Yahama 667 to James Patterson in New Mexico for a conversion. I am happy to report that I...

From the Mailbag: What Horn Do You Play? [2011]

One question that a reader had is what horn do I actually play? If you look around in my sites you can see me with...

The Issue of Weight and Different Horns

This summer I have several projects and performances in preparation. Besides presenting on the Wagner tuba at the IHS event in Denver I will...

Playing a Horn that Fits In, Internationally

A question recently came in from a reader from the United States that was playing in a foreign orchestra. Their horn of choice in...