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Brief Review: An Inexpensive Natural Horn

With a small amount of funds available, I had an idea how to use them for something that would help the studio. What I...

Brief review: Horn Technique by Jeffrey Agrell

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

Review update: Horn Playing from the Inside Out, Third Edition

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

Brief review: Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

Brief reviews: Recent recordings by Anneke Scott, natural and piston horns

Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Brief reviews: Recent CDs by Iowa horn professors

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Review: Saxophone palm key risers as finger pads for horn

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

Brief review: Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Brief review: Monster valve oil

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

Brief review: Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...