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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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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...

Photos from Disneyland. In the area of Disneyland called ToonTown, there is a fun fountain in the central plaza with a few funny horn-related sculptures. Here...

How I first learned intervals In "Telling Intervals with Tunes," Jeffrey Agrell demonstrates a common ear training technique of associating intervals with popular tunes. Instrument theft...

In a few weeks Horn Matters will be hitting its third-year anniversary. To celebrate this, the new University of Horn Matters, and other future projects, we have...

Entrée Vous Greg Sandow makes a really good argument for music programs at institutions of higher learning to start teaching more classes on entrepreneurship in...

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of an epic year. As I wrote when this was first posted in 2013, it was a...

As I think back on it many summers I have had a “project” of some sort. This summer I plan to play quite a...

Musicians that make noticeable mistakes in concert make easy targets for the discerning music critic. Some critics might even go so far as to name...
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