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A question came in regarding a specific work that had sections marked muted but there was no time allowed to put in or take...

Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

Two more new publications have arrived, designed to help build intonation and technique and available through Horn Notes Edition. Great technique is a must. Toward the...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Available now from Horn Notes Edition is the first of several publications for 2016, a group of twelve etudes I have composed in a modern...

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Another source to investigate on the AFM/RMA conflict. Recently I have been trying to comprehend the current heat between the American Federation of Musicians (AFM)...

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

It never fails. One week into school I get a call from an over-wrought parent. "My daughter's French horn isn't working. She has class...

I have fairly fond memories of my experiences in both graduate and undergraduate school. That being said I did have the occasional odd and...

The many worlds of Bruckner Composer Anton Bruckner was always editing and changing his symphonic orchestrations for one reason or another. Bruce Richards spells out...

Right now I have over thirty posts in various stages of underway. This post when still in progress I initially titled “Abused by the...

A question a lot of people wonder is who plays what horn and also the related, larger question of what is a professional quality...

A few days ago I posted an hour-long lecture video by Dr. Peter Iltis that spells out some of his research and personal experience...
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