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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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April Fools produces some good humor. Two horn related items to not miss. First, following up on the widely successful Sousaphone Hero, Xbox just released...

Puss in Boots - obsessed with the hunt by nature - caught red-handed in secret sideline career!

This week the focus of the class is on performance tactics for works that are fairly frequently performed from the Classical and early Romantic...

Tag, you're it! A new tag has been added for "Contributing author." In case you missed it, contributing authors Dave Weiner (brass technician) and Tom...

UPDATE 4/18/10 Fixed broken links on the original posts. With the temporary hibernation of horndoggie.com, some PDF materials that were housed there and linked here...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...

This coming weekend I am performing the Poulenc Sextet on a faculty recital at Arizona State, the recital of oboe colleague Martin Schuring. This...

Remote lessons While I can't say for certain that I am a fan of online music lessons - like those done over Skype for instance...
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