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Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

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...

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Random Articles

Planning out a logical plan for improvement. A common shortcoming when I overhear students practice is in preparing the tough licks. Most realize that a key...

The Mellocast for this week is on a topic not often discussed, that of ascending third valve horns. In short, this is a French...

Up and down the overtone series. With many beginning and intermediate players, they start playing a piece of music beginning on the wrong note, and...

One of my younger students was fascinated by my pencil clip. This is really a must have item for the horn player. It is...

Tyler asks: Hey Dave! The cork on my water key is leaking and needs to be replaced. I'm not seeing anywhere to buy a pre-shaped cork...

A friend sent a link to a YouTube video featuring the horn section of the BSO in 1959. According to the information there, Sir...

Reflections on the week that has passed. Artificial Lip Mouthpiece From Will Kimball's blog comes this oddity. "No embouchure required!" claims the advertisement. It appears to...

This article was written and posted in the original HTML Horn Notes Blog at the end of one of my summers teaching at the...
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