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One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

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'tis French horn Abstract horn art. The devil's spawn A comment about mellophones. A serial killer A nice list of Conn serial numbers. The first lady of French horn According to...

The last few weeks of teaching and playing have been very interesting, as I have arrived at several key insights into my own playing...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Water/spit. Key/valve. Take any combination of those in order and that is likely what you, dear reader, refer to when I say "water key". It's...

Last week it was the memes. Today, it is the mimes. They are equally as ridiculous as memes and this particular duo is up to...

Thoughts on a orchestral solo. The Nocturne from Felix Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to Midsummer Night's Dream is a standard excerpt that is commonly asked at...

Words and meaning. Certain words that once held some meaning -- or that may have not had any meaning at all in the past --...

Thank you for beta help! Beta testing for the new Horn Matters Classified Ads area has been very productive on many levels. I would like...
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