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Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

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...
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Over the weekend I learned of the passing on Friday of Milan Yancich at the age of 86. A longtime faculty member at Eastman,...

Last summer I sent my old Yahama 667 to James Patterson in New Mexico for a conversion. I am happy to report that I...

Toward the end of December one tradition for many orchestral players is at least one three service day before Christmas. I just had my...

A look behind-the-scenes * In this video the Star Wars character Darth Vader takes on the role of orchestra conductor. But instead of a baton...

Square peg meets round hole. In a visit to the web site of the National Music Museum I discovered a rather unusual valve configuration that...

Pictures from the big event Bruce Richards shares a lot of very nice pictures from the recent British Horn Society event at the Royal Opera...

I can remember the first time I worked with a world class conductor. His manner and mannerisms were so different from what I was...

A post from the archive of the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dated 9/4/06. Every fine horn player has experienced some poor audition results. These...
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