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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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Earlier this year I was very pleased to be able to post an extended review (in three parts--part I is here) of Horn Playing...

Ever notice that there are certain performances that stick out in your memory? This weekend I was involved with performances and a recording of...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

I had a teacher long ago tell me that when it came to producing quality notes on a musical instrument, there were four parts...

The Mellocast for this week is on a topic not often discussed, that of ascending third valve horns. In short, this is a French...

Saturday was the last day of International Horn Symposium 44. My first event was the IHS General Meeting, where reports were given, new Honorary...

Learning to play a musical instrument takes a lot of work, dedication and perseverance. Looking at a parallel example from Western art, there is...

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