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Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

Two more new publications have arrived, designed to help build intonation and technique and available through Horn Notes Edition. Great technique is a must. Toward the...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Available now from Horn Notes Edition is the first of several publications for 2016, a group of twelve etudes I have composed in a modern...

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

Quite a few commercial recordings are now showing up on YouTube. Not long before Christmas I discovered in fact that the full content of...

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As the year starts it is a great time to think about goals and how to reach those goals. Self evaluation is always in...

A new site for ROPA The new Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) web site has finally launched - the designer of this new site is...

An Addendum to "Physician Heal Thyself" The tutelage received from your private teacher is only as good as your application during practice. A few years...

At the recent IHS Symposium in Denton, TX one of the new products on display was an item called The Tuning Sleeve. It is...

A common problem with the Yamaha 667. A brass repair colleague remarked to me recently that he makes a lot of repairs on a particular...

Failure is a natural part of the learning process. Good practice, in a sense, is aimed straight at failing. This is a critical phase, and...

One project I gave to the studio last week was for everyone to learn the opening six bars of Silverado. Why I did this...

One of the things I enjoy in working on this series of quotes from classic horn method books is seeing different perspectives on topics....
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