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Continuing our series of brief reviews we have two 2014 CD releases to close out the year. First up alphabetically is a recording of double...

One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

Below are yet more, somewhat random Hornist Hamster memes. Can you find the Robert Schumann quote? Enjoy!   Mistakes are made by fools like me, but...

I have seen the following meme go around Facebook several times: As a horn teacher I have to say this meme, while it sounds like...
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Some time back I had a post on placement of horn sections on stage, but I don’t believe that I have ever posted about...

Ryan asks: I've been using a older, heavily used Conn 6D until I can afford a better horn. It has a few quirks, but it's...

I have been relatively quiet here on Horn Matters for a few weeks. The reasons being that I have been intensely focused on all...

One thing that was interesting after my surprise performance of Misty on the Mellophonium at the banquet at the IHS symposium (also described in...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...