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One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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Right now I have over thirty posts in various stages of underway. This post when still in progress I initially titled “Abused by the...

Opera winds In preparation for an upcoming performance at a double reed convention, the wind section of the Arizona Opera Orchestra had some pictures taken. That's...

Over in my Horn Articles Online site for years I have had a Wagner tuba page, and in 2007 one of the first group...

Though somewhat not horn-related, imagine if you could do these tricks in a rehearsal, performance or private lesson: Conductor: "Horns, you need to watch me...

Since last November the International Horn Society (IHS) has engaged a new area within their general forum called "Ask the Pros." For each two-month...

Miles Davis Birth of the Cool-- this 1957 album is considered one of the most influential jazz albums ever. It is a compilation of singles...

Many years ago, at the home of Philip Farkas, I held in my hands a copy of the mouthpiece of Dennis Brain. Farkas was...

This week in the pedagogy class we focused on warm-up routines. One old standard discussed was the “Heavy Routine” found in Embouchure Building for...
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