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Performance & Playing

Playing in performances, lessons and rehearsals.

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

Not everyone out there is a fan of tuners. This fall I have been working on a specific warmup routine to improve intonation, and...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...