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Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

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...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

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Random Articles

I count among my former teachers Eli Epstein, with whom I studied the year after I finished my Masters degree. He was a featured...

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from...

Sometimes you just suck. Its one of those days where one or more things are not going right. It could be a physical problem -...

Or at least he gives it a noble effort. A tip of the hat to Charles Noble at Daily Observations for finding this these. In...

For today we have two new horn CDs with two word titles, For You and Our Time. First up is For You. Horn Matters readers...

I am working toward a trio recording project now, and as a part of planning for that I needed to come up with timings...

When I think of summer part of what I think about is playing summer band concerts in the park. That thought reminded me of...

Along with the recent upgrade of my stock French horn, I made some changes to my embouchure in the attempt to overcome some long-standing...
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