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

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

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

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Random Articles

One thing I have observed especially in juries (performance exams) is that players who are perhaps not technically as strong as others in the...

Several times recently I have noted that it is not widely enough known that the Concert Rondo of Mozart, K. 371, is actually sixty...

With the IHS symposium over for me it is time to move on into summer plans. Looking way back to a post dated 12/11/04...

It is audition season for schools and festivals. Recently a video and an article made the rounds featuring one particular video audition this year...

In this series of Hornmasters articles a topic I have honestly not looked forward to addressing is that of the points of resistance. It...

Recently I was asked by a colleague, Jill Sullivan, to identify the backwards horns in some of the band photographs she had come across...

There is a wonderful old story about Michelangelo being asked how he carved his sculpture of David. Michelangelo’s response was something like, “all I...

There are many more topics that I could cover in this series, but to conclude the articles already planned I must end on a...
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