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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

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...

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Over at TubaHead I noted an article on the recent passing of tubist Abe Torchinsky at age 89. My first contact with him was...

The final round: Harmonics PDF. The original post. Scale Studies I PDF. The original post. Scale Studies II PDF. The original post.

In the first part of this series, I identified a common occurrence in the classical music profession, namely, musicians with negative attitudes. As some...

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...

As Horn Matters approaches its third year, now is a good time to take a look at who our readers are and where they...

Learning to play a musical instrument takes a lot of work, dedication and perseverance. Looking at a parallel example from Western art, there is...

Settlement in Louisville The conflict in Louisville KY seems to have come to a resolution. After 20 months of very contentious negotiations the two sides...

One of the oldies but goodies. I just noticed (!) that John Ericson's Horn Articles Online has hit its ten-year anniversary - a noteworthy...
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