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Rare/cool or just odd

One question that comes in periodically is about a type of double horn that seems to have been constructed to have the valve slides...

Sticking with the general topic of the article last week, the Wagner tuba, today we have an oddity, a Wagner tuba mouthpiece. Exhibit "A" is this...

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from...

In a few weeks Horn Matters will be hitting its third-year anniversary. To celebrate this, the new University of Horn Matters, and other future projects, we have...

As I have been preparing for my session at the IHS symposium that involves performing on a vintage piston valve horn, I have been...

At the upcoming international horn symposium I will be presenting a session titled “A Horn like Dennis Brain Played.” On it I will be...

Back two years ago in my report on the 2009 Southeast Horn Workshop, hosted by Travis Bennett at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee,...

Recently I had some some email exchanges with Rob Jones, an award-winning artisan who sculpts in wood. In our exchange he offered some specific...

In my office you will find me using on a daily basis this “antique” metronome which students I have heard sometimes refer to as...

Depending on your age and background the Altonium could be seen as odd, rare, cool, cute, or as an old friend from back in...