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Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

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I would propose that practice relates to working on actual music that you need to prepare for performance somewhere, such as for a lesson...

This week we will focus in on the topic of the natural horn in solo and chamber works of Mozart and Haydn. We have a...

In all sorts of job situations we have official ranks. I held the titled position of Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony for six...

Eric J asks: I recently bought a new horn about two months ago. Everything is in working order, great sound, projection, ergonomic, light, just a...

The basics of the basics. An integral part of the daily practice ritual for any musician is calisthenics - the process of building physical and...

University articles If you are enjoying John Ericson's new University of Horn Matters articles as much as I have been, there will be plenty more...

Playing loud involves not just air but letting the air pass through the lips freely. Farkas in The Art of French Horn Playing gave...

Another pet peeve for many horn teachers is horn students that don’t listen to recordings. While I would like to think that all horn...
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