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Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

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Lockouts and misguided directions As Stormin' Norman is so eager to point out, there appears to be a wave of labor disputes going on in...

For the past thirteen years I have had two main technology items I have used teaching lessons in my office: a cassette recorder and...

Frøydis Ree Wekre in Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well notes that The best remedy against stagefright and nervousness is to always be in the...

The official results of the 2009 International Horn Competition of America, held August 13-16, 2009 on the campus of Columbus State University are now...

As noted in part I, we had a playing test of horns recently at Arizona State. I primarily set it up so that students...

In a few weeks John will be covering the topic of transposition in Week 12 of the University of Horn Matters pedagogy course. In the...

This article was written and posted in the original HTML Horn Notes Blog at the end of one of my summers teaching at the...

One question that comes up often is how to best come back from a playing break, especially one of months or years. Of all...
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