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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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Ever wonder how a Conn horn is made? A most interesting video was recently posted to YouTube, the Science Channel's "How It's Made" French...

Ghosts in the machine A good amount of time was spent over the weekend with our ailing Sales Area - for the time being I have reverted...

Securing employment in the music profession and having a good time of it depends on a tight synchronization with other musicians. Key to this,...

Tucked away in a corner of Horn Articles Online for many years was an article on Understanding Stopped and Muted Horn and Right-Hand Position....

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

Sight-reading viola music. At some gigs, you never know what will be put in front of you. Some contractors are either ignorant or care less...

Staccato tonguing is a problem for many horn students. In part I of this article Farkas and Schuller laid out their approaches to teaching...

More on Eliana Burki. Not only can alphorn be cool, but it can be... uhm... sexy? Judging by the amount of television appearances that may be...
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