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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...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

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

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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Harry Berv has a number of thoughts on mouthpieces in A Creative Approach to the French Horn, noting in the following passage how the...

One turning point we horn players have in common is we all decided at some point to play and keep playing the French horn....

This week we have one fairly long reading that, with the linked readings, covers a lot of ground! The Early Valved Horn In addition also check...

Embedded in the article yesterday was one of the more recent videos of horn solos by Steve Park. It gave me a case of...

The fourth of five archive videos I just converted to DVD from the 1989 Southwest Regional Horn Workshop is of the session by Kristin...

Imagine a bandstand in a park with a forty piece band playing a summer concert. Something of the past or something you can see...

A friend this morning sent me a link to this video with the note “This is sort of interesting.” Wrong! Thank you for the link...

This summer I have several projects and performances in preparation. Besides presenting on the Wagner tuba at the IHS event in Denver I will...
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