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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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Missed notes in auditions are a no-no. My audition days are long over and honestly, I do not miss them. Yet, in the process of taking...

Arizona has a regional IHS newsletter, Horn on the Range. The area representative recently asked area horn professors for their thoughts on the topic...

If you are looking for a book to read over break, the Randy Gardner book is to be recommended. In particular I found this...

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...

A method for guiding students on their learning path. In When Humans Need a Nudge Toward Rationality author Jeff Sommer reports on an interesting principal...

Before (and after) winning Third Horn in Nashville in 1991 I took a lot of auditions. Early on, I owned just one horn, and...

Another source to investigate on the AFM/RMA conflict. Recently I have been trying to comprehend the current heat between the American Federation of Musicians (AFM)...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...
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