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Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

On my Summit CD Canto, which recently was posted (legally) on YouTube in full, I included several works that I felt have not received...

This past weekend the 2017 edition of the Southwest Horn Conference was held at Phoenix College in, you guessed it, Phoenix, Arizona. There are...

One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

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Package in the mail Over the weekend my silver-plated P.E.T.E arrived. I had been using a homemade device to test things out since I was...

Found in translation More and more international visitors have been using Google Translate in order to read Horn Matters in their native language. At one...

Besides presenting a session I will also be performing on the Friday evening concert at the Southeast Horn Workshop this weekend. As I have...

One way to know someone is by their hobbies. The name of Verne Reynolds should be familiar to Horn Matters readers, as Bruce and...

Rather than break the pattern of past history, I decided instead to resume the "Random" series back to the semi-traditional day of Monday. Here is...

It is very easy to crease the large part your bell flare. The rim is very large and exposed in comparison to the rest...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

UPDATED: 12/14/2010 Added a new article from David Wilken. Commentary and other opinion Here are some links to commentary on my embouchure-related posts and last Monday's...
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