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One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...

This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...
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At Horn Matters we have periodically featured a series of articles under the heading “Hornmasters.” It has been following through all the topics in...

On the American television romantic comedy How I Met Your Mother, a horn has been a regular prop for many seasons. The infamous 'blue...

The Ewald Quintet No. 1 for brass has to be among the most widely performed of all brass quintets in our repertoire and certainly...

I must admit that at first I was somewhat skeptical of the Quick Horn Rinse ESW (QHR) cleaning device. I was doubtful of its efficacy above...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...

As part of a cleaning project at home I stumbled across my folder from the 1983 International Horn Workshop in Charleston, IL. It occurred...

Random rumblings and ramblings. Taking social media seriously For any non-profit organization using social media, the old axiom of "build it and they will come" does...

Checking the Arts Addict blog today I noted his recent post on the “Top Ten Ways That College Debt Screws Up Your Life, and How...
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