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A Summer to Remember—1983; An Interview with Bruce Richards

Bruce Richards recently wrote in his site Living the Dream of “Four Summers That Changed My Life.” I was particularly interested to read this...

Getting up from failure

Failure is a natural part of the learning process. Good practice, in a sense, is aimed straight at failing. This is a critical phase, and...

Photograph: Study in contrast, II

I have been using this shot as a Facebook profile lately. I love the simplicity.

Photograph: Study in contrast, I

A photograph, re-found in an office search recently, of the number 35 Lewis horn I used to own. The photo was used for a music...

Quotes from Milan Yancich

You're like a wild stallion - all talent and no discipline! The most influential teacher in my career was without a doubt Milan Yancich. With...

Pithy Quotes from Sir Thomas Beecham on Music

The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands. The humor of Sir Thomas Beecham, though tinged with cynicism,...

Quote from Charlie Parker

In the quest for space and a better user experience, the random quotes feature at the top of Horn Matters has been taken down....

Spirituality and the Talent Myth

While some artists and musicians might resist the idea that innate talent may be a myth, the growing evidence in scientific research is pointing...

For the love of mystery and storytelling

Yesterday it felt so good. Everything was great and it was really flowing. I was on top of the world! But today ... everything...

Vienna Horns Jurassic Park

Fans of the Vienna Horn should love this new video. I do! The topic is the Vienna Horn on Mellocast episode 105. I have touched...