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Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

Two more new publications have arrived, designed to help build intonation and technique and available through Horn Notes Edition. Great technique is a must. Toward the...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Available now from Horn Notes Edition is the first of several publications for 2016, a group of twelve etudes I have composed in a modern...

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

Quite a few commercial recordings are now showing up on YouTube. Not long before Christmas I discovered in fact that the full content of...

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Musicians that make noticeable mistakes in concert make easy targets for the discerning music critic. Some critics might even go so far as to name...

All horn players recognize that conductors are a part of the accuracy problem. Gunther Schuller in Horn Technique addresses the topic of accuracy in...

As noted earlier in this series, it is very interesting to me to look back and see how several of the articles in my...

Saturday morning we were greeted by about three inches of new snow! This impacted the rest of the workshop I am sure but most...

I will be presenting a session on playing the Wagner tuba on the Saturday morning of the upcoming IHS Denver event. On the session I...

Reaction to a NY Times review, "That Wild Card of the Orchestra." I have read critic Allan Kozinn's odd diatribe in the New York Times...

Recently I was asked by a colleague, Jill Sullivan, to identify the backwards horns in some of the band photographs she had come across...

2008 marks the tenth anniversary year for Horn Articles Online, one of the first large Internet resources on the horn. In honor of this...
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