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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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The Noble Viola has recanted an interesting dialogue at Polyphonic.org where Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam gave insight into the BP audition process. The dialogue...

The room where I practice at home is also where do design and development work. This is the music wing of my desk....

Miscellaneous trinkets and baubles. Looking for cool gifts for yourself or that horn player in your life? Here are a few ideas: Put Your Face on a...

A photograph, re-found in an office search recently, of the number 35 Lewis horn I used to own. The photo was used for a music...

Have you checked them out yet? These resources were created to be useful to a wide variety of horn players and are offered for...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

As noted in a prior article, E-Books are a major trend in publishing and they are on the rise in the horn world. We...

With this being the Thanksgiving holiday it is a good day to look briefly at the topic of being a thankful hornist. Many have...
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