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Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

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This week we really have much more to cover than could possibly be covered in one week. Fortunately, most of this general content spills...

One of my DMA students recently pointed me toward a suggestion found in an old standard beginning method, the Pottag-Hovey Method for French Horn,...

I mentioned in my previous post hearing the Appel Interstellaire of Olivier Messiaen performed by Patrick Hughes at the Northwest Horn Symposium. This...

One interesting corner of The IHS Online, the website of the International Horn Society, is a section of tips of the month. I was...

One of our goals with Horn Matters is educational, and with the background provided by the first two articles in this series we can...

I can remember the first time I worked with a world class conductor. His manner and mannerisms were so different from what I was...

First, a big note of thanks to Travis Bennett and his students and colleagues at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC for hosting a...

Sharing is caring. In looking for inspiration and materials to blog upon, I subscribe to a number of blogs using a feed reader. For...
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