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A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...
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Sound-induced hearing loss is something to take seriously - from Part I. I have a vivid memory of a sitzprobe rehearsal where a Wagnerian duo...

In the comments to my recent post on the Reynolds Pottag Model horn (seen below) I quoted what Farkas said was his goal in...

It is great that there is something we can all agree upon: (Unless you are from the grammar police). Play pretty and remember that Horns Rule. For more...

As noted in a very recent article, I have several horns I can and do use regularly. One common adjustment made on horns is...

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...

One unique and classic line of mouthpieces was produced into the late 1980s by hornist Neill Sanders. Perhaps most remembered for giving a bit...

As a young professional I eagerly accepted playing jobs anywhere they could be found - no matter how far they were or how little...

I was recently given a copy of volume 1, number 1 (February, 1971) of The Horn Call and in it there is a most...
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