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Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

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Thank you for beta help! Beta testing for the new Horn Matters Classified Ads area has been very productive on many levels. I would like...

When playing with any classical music ensemble - whether it be large or small - it is really not enough to be technically accomplished...

New products are always of interest at Horn Matters. Recently I heard of a new type of stop mute made of wood, the Woodstop,...

Cleveland musicians in IU residency Students at Indiana University were treated to a chamber concert of Cleveland Orchestra musicians that included music for brass and...

This of course may mean absolutely nothing, but according to Google Insights for Search, interest over time in the term french horn is declining...

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

Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Horn geek alert! A fascinating video lecture presented by Brian Holmes at a Fermilab* Colloquium Series explains the physics of brass instruments and some of...
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