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Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

On my Summit CD Canto, which recently was posted (legally) on YouTube in full, I included several works that I felt have not received...

This past weekend the 2017 edition of the Southwest Horn Conference was held at Phoenix College in, you guessed it, Phoenix, Arizona. There are...

One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

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One section that was cut from a draft of my mellophone book was a section on the mellophone toss. While I don’t recommend it,...

As noted on Monday, news broke this weekend that Hornplayer.net has been acquired by the International Horn Society. Robin Moffatt on Monday posted to...

The wonders of YouTube never cease. I had never heard of this but apparently this has been around a while: Yikes! A cool effect but I...

This post from the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dates from 12/16/04, right after hearing performance exams (juries) that semester. A good project for any...

Being a diligent student, you have wisely chosen to think deeply about your practice routine. In tackling problems, you take a three-cycle approach of...

A long orchestral tutti builds and builds, leading towards an inevitable resolution and long fermata. The conductor signals a cut-off and after a few...

Show and tell. This video of traditional French hunting horn champions captures a unique style that for the uninitiated, can be quite a shock to...

Angel Awards for four previously reviewed sites. At the time of this post, the Golden Clam Award is relatively new and some previously reviewed items...
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