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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...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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In the same vein as previous articles where I posted pictures of my workstation and mouthpiece pouch contents, today's article highlights some of the...

This week our look at horn history crosses an important boundary  The roots of hand horn technique will probably always be shrouded in some mystery,...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

Marc Papeghin is a 25-year-old horn player and internet session musician living in Northern France, about 20km from the Belgium border, in a town...

A detailed description of bass clef notation for French horn. Since posting a blog on concert-pitch bass clef transposition, I have been getting a lot...

I don't particularly like to do this, but occasionally I encounter a student that absolutely needs to be poked with a stick. Repeatedly. The...

I once knew a teacher who discouraged students from listening to recordings when preparing solo repertoire. This teacher felt that it was important for the...

Besides the normal things that keep horn professors very busy at the end of a semester I have, with my ASU colleagues Douglas Yeo...
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