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Where to Go Try New and Used Horns

There is a point when a more advanced horn player really needs a more advanced horn to keep progress going forward. That point is...

On Testing a New or Used French Horn

One topic that comes up often is that of testing new and used horns, a good topic and one I have not written about...

Interview: Kovach on Triple Horns. Part III, a Horn is Born

JE: Can you share a bit about your other horns in general and what it was that you were looking for to directly achieve...

Interview: Kovach on Triple Horns. Part II, Goals

JE: Some specific things I like just looking at the new model are the location of the high-F tuning and also the hollow rotors...

Interview: Kovach on Triple Horns. Part I, the Search

Patterson Hornworks has introduced a new triple horn, and their initial newsletter report tells us  This triple horn is a culmination of a 2-year project...

Why You Might Need Dimes

A few months ago I helped a student with small hands put vintage dimes on their horn. What she said in a note a...

Tone is what makes a Great French Horn

First, a quote from a former student of mine who is now helping people looking for upgrade horns: “…most people will talk far more...

Question from the Mailbag: What Level of Horn Should an Adult...

Ryan asks: I am in the market for a new horn and I've noticed intermediate horns seem to have the same specs, but are typically...

From the Mailbag: Not Kruspe, Not Geyer …

The topic of Kruspe or Geyer was a prior “From the Mailbag” question, but what if a horn is not a Kruspe or a...

Ask Dave: When Should My Daughter Move Up to a Double...

Susie asks: My 5th grade daughter will be playing the French Horn in the orchestra this year. We were wondering what the normal time frame...