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One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

There are so many interesting resources on YouTube, and today we have three that in various ways relate to recent horn news. First up, unless...

Not everyone out there is a fan of tuners. This fall I have been working on a specific warmup routine to improve intonation, and...

One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

My son starts high school next week. As a preparation for this they had an event for incoming freshmen at his school yesterday. It...

The article on accuracy and the horn that was in The New York Times a couple days ago developed quite a stir on the...

A conversation I end up having fairly often is on the topic of what makes a horn a professional quality horn. The Nirschl in...

A brawl at the hall This isn't the first time something like this has happened in a concert hall, but most recently in Chicago... Just as...

On instruments for beginners Gunther Schuller in Horn Technique keeps his advice simple, not taking a stand for any particular type of horn, noting...

One of the great things for me at IHS 2011 this summer was meeting and hearing jazz hornist Mark Taylor. For several years now...

44th Symposium recap In case you missed it, here are all of John's recent articles covering his experiences at the recent International Horn Society Symposium...
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