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Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

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A hornist who was much better known 50 years ago than today is Lorenzo Sansone. I saw on the IHS Facebook page that a...

Wilken on Brubeck on Jacobs David Wilken summaries a two part essay by Dr. David Brubeck on the pedagogy of Arnold Jacobs. Emphasis on musical expression...

Be afraid! Technology is the enemy! In researching and blogging on the topic of narcissism in the classical music business I have run across one...

I was recently asked about beginner method books. This summer I am actually teaching two beginners and coming back to it I still like...

I recently had a question come in on what were the most important horn excerpts. Back when I was first at Arizona State I...

There is a wonderful old story about Michelangelo being asked how he carved his sculpture of David. Michelangelo’s response was something like, “all I...

Back at IHS Denver one of the sessions I presented related to comparing the natural horn and the triple horn. This photo was for...

The wonders of YouTube never cease. I had never heard of this but apparently this has been around a while: Yikes! A cool effect but I...
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