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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...

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...

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I can only say, "Wow!"  When I suggested that my repair articles become an "Ask Dave" feature, I had no idea that I'd get...

A cool, new video device small enough to keep in your instrument case. In the featured series "Physician Heal Thyself," basic practice tools and how...

This past few months has been productive and interesting in terms of practice and equipment. Two things drove this. One was being forced to...

Screaming fortissimo David Thomas reminds us about quality vs. quantity when it comes to loud playing. He quotes a review of a chamber music...

This week we really have much more to cover than could possibly be covered in one week. Fortunately, most of this general content spills...

Once a year or so I like to send off a horn to different technicians for cleaning or custom work, coordinating this with taking...

A friend sent a link to a YouTube video featuring the horn section of the BSO in 1959. According to the information there, Sir...

The HORNDOG GOLDEN CLAM AWARD of MERIT* is reserved for recognizing and honoring noteworthy accomplishments in the world of classical music. This honor, governed by the...
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