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A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

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...
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This week we have so much to cover that we cannot possibly cover it all. But we can try to hit a few highlights...

Ever since my college days I have always used a mirror in my practice. When warming-up especially I like to stare into it and...

Mondays -- a good time to reflect. For giggles I have joined the new San Francisco Symphony Social Network. It is almost identical to the...

Will I get a job before I graduate? This is the time of year that music professors get a lot of questions from prospective students. ...The...

Joshua Garrett has kindly offered Horn Matters a copy of his dissertation "The Brahms Horn Trio: Background and Analysis for Performers."  It is a...

Recently I purchased an interesting photograph on eBay of a famous musician playing the French horn - John Lennon of Beatles fame. According to...

Whenever creating a new web site, a developer tries to be as inclusive as possible. We want our web sites to look good in...

Below are yet more, somewhat random Hornist Hamster memes. Can you find the Robert Schumann quote? Enjoy!   Mistakes are made by fools like me, but...
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