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Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

A group of questions came my way related to my Rescued! CD, released last year. The first answer has to do with the horn...

If you have ever felt like a fifth wheel in a woodwind quintet, the one that does not really belong, you might have been...

Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

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One of my younger students was fascinated by my pencil clip. This is really a must have item for the horn player. It is...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I had always thought that fox hunting was more-or-less a European sport, but then I found this passage in an obituary last week at...

Getting the bug This is one way how French horn addicts are born. It's not that Janelle Wigal doesn't like sharing the stage with other French...

Continuing with Marc Papeghin (see Part I), I wanted to know more about how he puts together his impressive arrangements and videos. Speaking of...

Navel gazing ... ooh look ... some lint! Horn Manufacturing From Facebook fan page called "Conn Horns" I discovered a neat video on the manufacturing process...

Probably every month during the school year I receive notes from horn students trying to research horn players of the past who are trying...

Working with a variety of horn students inevitably the embouchure comes up as a topic. An important aspect is placement on the upper lip....
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