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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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“Extended techniques” is a general term that can include many things. Horn chords, already discussed in week 9, are actually an extended technique. This week...

How do you become great at the horn, or at anything? I was thinking about this recently and came up with five major points....

This year I was honored to be the guest artist at Horn Day 2013 at Western Michigan University, hosted by Dr. Lin Foulk. Horn...

Found on flickr - "French Horns, Unwound and Entwined"

While I have watched the DCI finals on TV a number of times, last night I attended my first DCI (Drum Corps International) event...

My annual horn recital will occur on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00, Katzin Concert Hall at the Arizona State University School of Music, assisted...

A warning to protect your hearing Playing in an orchestra has its risks, most notably to one's hearing. Bruce Richards shares his experience with being...

An important topic not addressed in the original Orchestra 101 series (which starts here) was that of extra horn. As there will be a...
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