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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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I recently updated my list of horn pedagogy resources in my studio site. It is not a comprehensive list but reflects what I think...

If you have played in a brass quintet at all you have probably seen the name Wilke Renwick. His Dance for brass quintet is...

Square peg meets round hole. In a visit to the web site of the National Music Museum I discovered a rather unusual valve configuration that...

A recent post by Bruce Hembd is a most interesting one with respect to articulations and in a larger sense accuracy. Bruce studied with...

First a question, did you notice any general category of technical material missing from the materials in the previous posts in this series? In the...

The perils of the American symphony orchestra At Sarah Lutman amplified, the newly released book from Stanford Emeritus Professor Robert J. Flanagan, The Perilous Life...

In part I of this series on the low range, quotations from a number of older horn texts were presented that in brief give...

The topic of cleaning your horn has come up a few times in Horn Matters, Dave Weiner addressing the topic of having a shop...
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