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The physical side of playing the horn ... beyond the embouchure

On the Dreaded C on the Third Space, the Best Note...

They have all been off the site for a while, but in the early years of Horn Matters there were a series of articles...

Intonation and Vowel Shapes

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Break Project: Clean Your Horn

The topic of cleaning your horn has come up a few times in Horn Matters, Dave Weiner addressing the topic of having a shop...

On Dealing with New Compositions with Bad Horn Writing

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Why is my Horn Sharp?

One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

On Effective Performances

For this article we dig way back into the archive of the original Horn Notes Blog to an article dated 11/9/05, posted under the...

On Oral Cavity Shape and Pitch Level

Recently on the Horn People group a question was posted that related to pitch centering, and what it was getting at I believe was...

Epstein on the Horn and Summer Vacation

Eli Epstein, besides publishing a new book on horn playing, also has started answering reader questions on his Facebook page. His first post was...

Brief Notes: Master Classes with Kovach and Lundy

This semester I was very pleased that we could have master classes for the Arizona State University horn studio with Gabriel Kovach (Principal Horn,...

A Complete Reference for French Horn Transposition (2012)

In a few weeks John will be covering the topic of transposition in Week 12 of the University of Horn Matters pedagogy course. In the...