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Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

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...

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A balanced approach to practicing. For years I used to beat my face with endless blasting and loud dynamic drills in the hopes to gain...

I recently had a question come in on what were the most important horn excerpts. Back when I was first at Arizona State I...

It has been a few months since I have written for Horn Matters; to sum it up, my energies have been distracted by a few...

'tis French horn Abstract horn art. The devil's spawn A comment about mellophones. A serial killer A nice list of Conn serial numbers. The first lady of French horn According to...

The last few years have seen a number of positive developments for the mellophone due to DCI money but even the best instruments have...

One of the best know publications of Douglas Hill is Extended Techniques for the Horn: A Practical Handbook for Students, Performers and Composers. This...

A Phoenix area institution gets a new web site. Founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has been entertaining audiences in...

One question that came in today is one asked fairly often, about the numbers on horn mouthpieces. As in, what is 12, 8, etc. Basically...
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