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A Fingering Chart for Single F, Double, and Single B-flat Horns

I know from the blog stats that people are looking for fingering charts for the horn. Typically horn fingering charts are somewhat confusing as they...

The “Best Schools for Horn Study” Article

The question always comes up about what are the best schools for horn study. I have taken a stab at answering this question a...

The Pottag Preparatory Melodies [Update: with related PDF download]

One classic publication I have come back to recently is Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag. This...

Want a Horn Scholarship Someday? Think about Good Grades

Following up on my post earlier this year about grades in music theory classes if you are thinking graduate study of the horn, we...

Copyright and the PDF Maxime-Alphonse Etudes

Looking over the search terms coming in to Horn Matters I know the word is out that there is a place you can find...

The Double Major, Music Education and Performance

One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...

From the Mailbag: Online Materials for High School hornists

One question that periodically comes (in various forms) asks about online materials that would be of use to high school hornists. Certainly, the number one...

Thoughts on Choosing a School for Advanced Horn Study

The topic of choosing a school for horn study is a large topic. Any talented horn player will find themselves with several good choices...

Where can you Study Music Education and Not Take Marching Band?

Many horn players are not fans of marching. Often for instrumental music education majors marching band is a required course. At some schools, however,...

What [Type of] School is Best for Horn Study?

This article was first posted on the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 11/1/04. It is timely again--today was the last day...