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I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

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This question was posed to me today and I realized there is nothing in my writings that address this question, one that does come...

Conductors and the Hand - an "old school" technique, continued from Part I. A big factor in the stop-gesture () described yesterday, is the facial...

The seasons are changing. One thing I have seen little remarked upon but something to keep in the back of your mind is that...

Among the works out there for three horns, certainly the 24 horn trios Op. 82 by Anton Reicha (1770-1836) stand above the rest. Reicha...

The hidden cost of social networking? While Facebook's Mark Zuckerman has posted a blog claiming that I own and control my own information that I...

I bought a case this past fall that I have been asked about a couple times lately. Buying a case was in itself not that...

The topic of prejudice has come across the radar of late - on several fronts at once. Funny how that happens. Within Horn Matters, John...

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...
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