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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

The way we perform is related to the physical space we play in and the mental space we play in. First, let us consider the...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Water/spit. Key/valve. Take any combination of those in order and that is likely what you, dear reader, refer to when I say "water key". It's...

Satire on the face of apathy in a cultural crisis. Three U.S. orchestra Board of Directors organizations have pulled the wool over their musicians' eyes...

As noted on Monday, news broke this weekend that Hornplayer.net has been acquired by the International Horn Society. Robin Moffatt on Monday posted to...

One small chapter of my story is the making of this marching natural horn. I have always enjoyed working in metals. I was able as...

Besides the normal things that keep horn professors very busy at the end of a semester I have, with my ASU colleagues Douglas Yeo...
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