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Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...

Henri Kling (1842-1918) spent most of his career in Geneva, where he was professor of horn and solfège at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865...

Since the recent site redesign at Horn Matters the number one most popular part of the site by far is our PDF Library --...
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Are you are feeling a little lost in the woods with your music-making? A great way to reign yourself in is to set specific goals....

Buying a horn there are a lot of questions to weigh and consider, especially for the more advanced player. Regular readers know that I...

"Making Connections" was the subtitle of a presentation I gave at The Orchestral Musicians Symposium here in Phoenix yesterday. The main goal was to demystify...

In updating the Events page recently I noted in the website for the 2012 International Women's Brass Conference an article by co-host Lin Foulk...
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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...