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Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...

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,...
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44th Symposium recap In case you missed it, here are all of John's recent articles covering his experiences at the recent International Horn Society Symposium...

Giant tuba invades London. Who could play this monstrosity? Giant Tuba - the world's largest tuba Be sure to check out the other odd instruments at this...

At least a half dozen or so times I have seen horn students use a strap-on type hand strap but position it incorrectly. This...

Dated 1/14/05, this article from the HTML archive of the old Horn Notes Blog is a brief report on a session presented jointly with...

Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I...

This week we will zero in on the topic of the natural horn in solo and chamber works of Mozart and Haydn. We have...

For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...

For younger students of the present day who are handed a copy of The Art of French Horn Playing to help them get a...
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