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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...

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...

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Random stuff. A French horn pedigree Why did I spend all that money on college tuition when I could have just bought a degree on Ebay? True...

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...

Many thousands of horn players in the United States are now out on the field marching with mellophones. At Arizona State a line of...

While this topic came up in a sectional last week, it is actually a topic I have meant to post on for quite some...

Odds are that if you were to play one opera in your life, it would most likely be Carmen. When recently playing principal in...

It is a busy time for me - February and March are packed with performances. Next week for example, I will be playing a both...

Nice ride A fun picture of a man riding on a horn. Hot cross buns A staple food for almost every beginning music student. Sibelius is the best The...

Three closely related topics are on the agenda for this week. Keeping it simple, all of the readings are from the Hornmasters Series. Farkas...
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