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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...
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The second of two posts on performing Dukas Villanelle, posted on 10/7/05 in the original Horn Notes Blog. The first article is here. A couple...

Jonathan West and Bruce Richards get their bloggity-blog on. Two new and noteworthy horn-related blogs have appeared on the radar that are worth pointing out. The...

Many years ago (in a location I cannot remember) I attended a concert of the Munich Philharmonic while they were on an American tour....

I was recently asked when is the right time to convert students to the horn? The answer is any time! The only things you...

This past year I have been in contact with several players who have had embouchure problems, including focal dystonia. These can be very serious...

Henri Kling (1842-1918) spent most of his career in Geneva, where he was professor of horn and solfège at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865...

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...

Flexibility is key. Jason Heath at Arts Addict does some belly-button gazing on the topic of "how did I get here?" in "The Puzzle of...
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