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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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How to get a horn geek riled up. Horn aficionados and geeks as a general rule, are a pretty easy-going breed. But if we get...
Fuzzy chin, smooth lip.

Irritation and humor. During a week of vacation like this one I can boycott shaving. I let it all go for one whole week and...

Yesterday Douglas Hill was at ASU for a day of master classes and sessions. We had a good crowd with over twenty area hornists...

Rather than break the pattern of past history, I decided instead to resume the "Random" series back to the semi-traditional day of Monday. Here is...

Another topic that was actually groundbreaking to discuss in The Art of French Horn Playing was that of lip moisture, that is, playing with...

Mondays -- a good time to reflect. For giggles I have joined the new San Francisco Symphony Social Network. It is almost identical to the...

Conductors and the Hand - an "old school" technique, continued from Part I. A big factor in the stop-gesture () described yesterday, is the facial...

Not everybody has the cash - or the need - for an expensive custom horn. While in my dreams an Engelbert Schmid quintuple horn floats...
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