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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Are Highly-Rated Horn Professors Overrated?

A few days ago I saw a link to an interesting article with the title "Study: highly-rated professors are. . . overrated." The article...

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...

Choosing the Right School

It is that time of year again; people are looking for schools for horn study. Last spring I had a specific question come in...

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...

My Junior and Senior Recitals

A pair of tapes I was anxious to hear as part of my ongoing cassette tape conversion project were the tapes of my junior...