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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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It is interesting to me how actually a very simple topic like long tones can also be a hot button topic. Back in 2008...

Big things in little packages. Tigger-Poo and Mr. Tribble were rescued as kittens from our local Humane Society. They are members of our family and...

Gunther Schuller was certainly aware of The Art of French Horn Playing and also chose to start his 1962 publication Horn Technique with the...

It has been a busy week for me in regards to Horn Matters.  Thanks to the Internet giant Google, a library of code can be added...

At the ASU/UGA football game yesterday I noticed one very odd thing. Let me set up this first. I was in pretty good seats...

How I first learned intervals In "Telling Intervals with Tunes," Jeffrey Agrell demonstrates a common ear training technique of associating intervals with popular tunes. Instrument theft...

Accuracy is a big topic. As a prelude to the readings this week, there is a deep thought to be found in the brief...

Put briefly, memes are a virally-transmitted form of communication and interaction. Cultural symbols and pop icons are often incorporated, and a very popular one for several years...
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