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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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Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

Earlier this year I had a couple interactions with conductors (not in Arizona) that gave me pause. One conductor, on a work that was...

So, you want to be famous? Our recent report - Name Recognition, Influence and Age Groups (NRIAG) - takes a glimpse into that and other interesting trends. That being...

This week we were fortunate to have a guest artist for our horn studio class, Johanna Lundy, Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony. I...

Back in 2009 I noted that Jeffrey Agrell, the tireless horn professor at the University of Iowa, had out a new publication, Improv Games...

Give a dog a bone. When I first started making web sites about 12 years ago, the vast majority of my projects were naturally music-related....

Root canals are fun.No, this is not a picture from the latest Hollywood horror movie, but rather a self-portrait taken with my iPhone at...

One thing I am often asked after horn workshops is which horn I liked the best. Over time one thing has become clearer to...
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