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Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...
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In late 2012 I posted a review which I titled The Surprising Kelly MC Lexan Mouthpiece. Since that review was completed I have given the...

We return to the Hornmasters series this time looking at  topics related to the lyric side of playing the horn, beginning with slurs, air,...

First, to add one big point in the previous post in this series, I don’t teach with a one-size-fits-all routine that is the same...

More Columbus Symphony Orchestra satire. David Thomas of The Buzzing Reed has commented on the strange rhetoric in a recent WOSU radio interview with Buzz...

The recital this year will be one that stands out for a long time for me for a number of reasons. One is it is...

Shift happens. Symphonic musicians and their managements need to wake up.When I first started making web sites over ten years ago, a web site...

In a few months, Horn Matters will hit upon its 2-year anniversary! That 2-year anniversary date is September 1st. While I don't think either John...

Want to know more than your teachers? One way to know more is to combine information gleaned from a variety of sources with critical...
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