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One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...
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While I have post some info about this topic in Horn Articles Online, one topic I have not yet posted on in this site specifically is...

Stealing is not owning. (from the old Horndog Blog) Last May I posted a two-part series on a phenomena that I dubbed "copy and paste...

With apologies to RSS readers (who need to click through to hear the audio), today's post is a restoration of some files that were...

A YouTube channel of interest. With a little creativity and technology it is possible to make some very nice presentations and put them online for...

In a recent article where I featured a photo of hornist Xavier (Xaver) Reiter I noted that a new book was out by Norman...

Thoughts on a orchestral solo. The Nocturne from Felix Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to Midsummer Night's Dream is a standard excerpt that is commonly asked at...

New book on Hollywood legend A new book on the life and playing of Vincent DeRosa. I'm ordering mine today and am looking forward...

It seems to be an upward trend, but I’ve noticed (and done) more repairs at workshops in recent years. Among the repairs I’ve seen are...
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