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One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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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...

A new publication in 2012 was Horn Playing from the Inside Out -- A Method for All Brass Musicians by Eli Epstein. This is...

Last week I was feeling pretty set on horns for the recital this year but in rehearsals I still wished I had a better...

Whether it be a new mouthpiece or leadpipe, upgrading a horn can be a fun and worthwhile investment.  For someone on a budget especially,...

With stopped horn we get to another interesting and important topic, and also one that is not without some controversy. As an example, at one...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

A master of Pop Art meets a master of the French horn. What would have happened if pop artist Andy Warhol created a portrait of...

UPDATE: Winners at end of article. First held in 1976, the competition at present known as the International Horn Competition of America will be held...
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