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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...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

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While nothing can really top the famous Rite of Spring riot of 1913, the buzz around Phoenix last week was about the fisticuffs that...

One skill we all know we need is the ability to sight-read music well. Some people are better than others at this. Traditionally part...

Hearing Beethoven 5 yesterday I was reminded of the classic bit by Peter Schickele, “New Horizons in Music Appreciation.” It presents the first movement...

In the most recent issue of The Horn Call (May, 2008) there is an interesting article by Frøydis Ree Wekre on horn playing and...

Opera winds In preparation for an upcoming performance at a double reed convention, the wind section of the Arizona Opera Orchestra had some pictures taken. That's...

While I started out as a teacher following a teaching method closely related to Farkas, time has modified my approach in many ways. This...

A few years ago when Horn Matters first launched, we had a random quotation feature that appeared at the top of the site. After...

This question was posed to me today and I realized there is nothing in my writings that address this question, one that does come...
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