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Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International 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...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

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

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...

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

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...
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No, not the country... This story is about artist Roy Lichtenstein, who is probably best-known for his works resembling enlarged comic book panels. Typically, these panels...

UPDATE: 5/21/2010. Apologies for the missing images. They will get fixed soon. With the beginning and intermediate French horn students I teach, about 8 out...

I will be presenting a session on playing the Wagner tuba on the Saturday morning of the upcoming IHS Denver event. On the session I...

I recently had the chance to try this old Conn alto (tenor) horn in E-flat that was borrowed by ASU from the U of...

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

In a past tongue-in-cheek article -- "How to Provoke a Horn Geek" -- I poked a little fun a some hot button issues in...

One book that is not that well known today is Playing the Horn by Barry Tuckwell. It was written by Tuckwell in much the...

3. Read a lot. Reading is an effective way to deepen knowledge. Read books on horn playing and also on other brass instruments. Make notes! That...
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