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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...
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As has been my habit for a number of years, in less than two weeks I will present my annual solo horn recital. This...

On semantics and political correctness. The French Horn (or "Horn") is an instrument used in Western classical music settings, and these days is also featured...

This past week (hat tip to Bruce Hembd) I saw on Facebook a link to a very interesting group of horn-related memes. The site...

Another article from the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dated 2/7/05. In my entry for 1/20/05 Three times or a thousand times? I address a...

The drill sergeant teacher This comic strip from Scott Meyer called "How to Teach" is both funny and brilliant.  Reading just the text at the...

People by nature try to categorize things and find notable “firsts.” One “first” often given to Schubert, incorrectly, is that Auf dem Strom (1828)...

This week we were fortunate to have a guest artist for our horn studio class, Johanna Lundy, Principal Horn of the Tucson Symphony. I...

After a bit of a hiatus we now continue the series of Hornmasters articles with more on the warm-up. This series has focused on...
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