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One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...
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From backstage at a production of Don Giovanni. When I wandered backstage at the current Arizona Opera production of Don Giovanni and saw the props...

Continuing from the ideas presented in part I of this series, for Barry Tuckwell in Playing the Horn stamina “is a combination of muscular...

Explore the hashtag #IHS46 on Facebook and Twitter. Honestly, social media coverage of the event was pretty disappointing. As participants return home more is...

Under siege For about 10 years now, I have been faithfully using custom musician ear plugs whenever a rehearsal dynamic exceeds 90 decibels. I do...

On my recital this year I wanted to play on a variety of horns and work through the story of the horn in Classical...

A Phoenix area institution gets a new web site. Founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has been entertaining audiences in...

A report from the Onion. Warning - this report contains strong profanity. To me at least, what makes this so poignantly funny is that this parody...

IHS Symposium under way The 43rd annual symposium of the International Horn Society begins this week. My writing colleague John Ericson is there in-the-flesh and...
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