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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...

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

There are so many interesting resources on YouTube, and today we have three that in various ways relate to recent horn news. First up, unless...

Not everyone out there is a fan of tuners. This fall I have been working on a specific warmup routine to improve intonation, and...

One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

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One skill we all know we need is the ability to sight-read music well. Some people are better than others at this. Traditionally part...

In a few weeks Horn Matters will be hitting its third-year anniversary. To celebrate this, the new University of Horn Matters, and other future projects, we have...

Metronomes can help or hurt depending on how they are used. As a computer geek and musician I am fascinated with new technology and I...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

A nice poem from the New Yorker. Thanks to Russ Smiley for pointing out a very nice poem at the New Yorker website. French Horn by...

A post from the original HTML Horn Notes Blog from 1/1/05. One way to start the year right is to have the goal of really...

A talk by Benjamin Zander. A few months ago, my wife was treated to a presentation by Benjamin Zander. She was so impressed that it...

A blog I follow by a former student (from when I was on the summer faculty of the Brevard Music Center) is Zen and...
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