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Recently received was a question from Pierre-Antoine Tremblay (website here). He had very recently recorded Reinecke's 1906 Trio for horn, clarinet and piano on...

Working on notes for this CD project I realized that the dates given in IMSLP for B. Ed. Müller can’t possibly be correct. Their...

Unless you have been living under a virtual rock you should have noted all the online chatter from the 47th International Horn Symposium, which was held last...

Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...
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Richard Merewether, as a horn designer, has an interesting perspective on hand position in The horn, the horn…. In the day-to-day activity of assisting players...

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

Think you might have a dystonia-related chop problem? Be cautious of claims that there is a cure out there for embouchure dystonia, especially if it...

The Wikipedia can be a handy general resource, and among the things you can find there is a list of all the horn players...

Sometimes you will need to cut or lengthen slides on brass instruments. I have seen this on a number of instruments over the years. Recently...

There are a number of topics where it is particularly interesting to compare and contrast the approaches of Philip Farkas and Gunther Schuller. Being...

Last week I subbed twice in a brass band on E-flat tenor (alto) horn, for a project underway with the ASU bands. I have...

Intonation is always a topic among hornists. One note I listen for carefully is C-sharp, third space. This should be a great note; often...
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