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One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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Photoshop challenge At Fark.com, users were given the challenge to superimpose a Venus-brand single B-flat horn into other photos. As an avid Photoshop user myself, I...

One question that a reader had is what horn do I actually play? If you look around in my sites you can see me with...

Another tweaked classic. The recent sweep of modern music at the Grammy awards in the classical music category inspired this "twisted classic." Three Musicians (1921) features...

For those who have not been following my “mellophone” series, this summer I started a project where I approached mellophone pedagogy with an eye...

Sound-induced hearing loss is painless and permanent. Years ago I bought "Noise & Your Health," a small booklet, out of curiosity. At the time I...

I recently noted an interesting online article from Frøydis Ree Wekre on the rules of horn playing. Basically she says in “Never Say Never...

Over the summer of 2007 I worked very hard toward the completion of four book projects and launching a new publishing venture, Horn Notes...

In certain books on the horn there are photos of a horn built on the same general system as this one. It is made...
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