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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...

The guest for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is James Boldin. Horn professor at the University of Louisana at Monroe, the...

I won't be to the IHS event this summer and I am sure a lot of readers won't make it either. I have presented...

Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

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...

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Recently we introduced a series of three, concise (around 20 page) horn excerpt E-Books that print and display easily on a computer or tablet...

Some months back I had a message from a reader in Asia about actually a number of things that were problems in their playing....

Compromised right hand positions In my experience as a substitute band and orchestra teacher in the Phoenix area, I see a huge shortage of student...

This week we had a surprise visitor to our horn studio class at Arizona State, Jeff Nelsen, formerly of the Canadian Brass and presently...

I absolutely must know how this is done. This is possibly the most ultimate horn-player party trick. Ever.

The Art of Practice, Part III. Not much is known about the ancient philosopher, mathematician and cult leader Pythagoras but we do have him...

In regard to a previous post - "Dreams and Goals; Music Performance and Music Education" - I have gotten some feedback though private emails,...

Another source to investigate on the AFM/RMA conflict. Recently I have been trying to comprehend the current heat between the American Federation of Musicians (AFM)...
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