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One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

Below are yet more, somewhat random Hornist Hamster memes. Can you find the Robert Schumann quote? Enjoy!   Mistakes are made by fools like me, but...

I have seen the following meme go around Facebook several times: As a horn teacher I have to say this meme, while it sounds like...

Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I...
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The musician's brain "New research shows that musicians' brains are highly developed in a way that makes the musicians alert, interested in learning, disposed to...

Often hornists will look back on their “genealogy” in terms of who their teachers were, the teachers of their teachers, etc. A number of...

Many times when I am in the orchestra pit audience members will stop by and look inside. Sometimes - from the musician perspective - it...

As noted in part II of this series, most horn and brass teachers that disagree with elements of the Farkas approach to the embouchure...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...