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A question came in regarding a specific work that had sections marked muted but there was no time allowed to put in or take...

Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

Two more new publications have arrived, designed to help build intonation and technique and available through Horn Notes Edition. Great technique is a must. Toward the...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Available now from Horn Notes Edition is the first of several publications for 2016, a group of twelve etudes I have composed in a modern...

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

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Some of my favorite texts. Still in time for the holidays, here is a top-ten list of with some of my favorite horn-related texts. As...

This week we have a variety of topics to cover, generally related to solo performance and orchestral playing. As to the orchestral side of...

Continuing on the topic of high horn mouthpieces, in recent years I have owned two examples each of the Moosewood BD and Osmun Haydn...

I recently saw posted on Facebook a question about practice logs. Some area band directors here use these and the parents that I know...

Horn student injured in crosswalk School is back in session and we should all be a little more careful when driving in school zones. Poor...

Not everybody has the cash - or the need - for an expensive custom horn. While in my dreams an Engelbert Schmid quintuple horn floats...

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

I judged two concerto competitions on Thursday, which reminded me of this post full of tips on taking all types of auditions from the original...
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