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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 newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

One topic addressed often by brass teachers is breathing. Breathing is really important! Many horn players don’t breathe well. However, there is another point that...

Yesterday in studio class we had three students play who have auditions coming up. With them I brought up the topic of three strikes....

One thing that was interesting after my surprise performance of Misty on the Mellophonium at the banquet at the IHS symposium (also described in...

Recently at Horn Insights Jeffrey Agrell noted that Sometimes you might switch equipment to get the job done. Ever see a pro trumpet player who...

RSS Update The Horn Matters RSS feed has been updated to now include full articles instead of excerpts only. If you are new or unfamiliar...

A warning to protect your hearing Playing in an orchestra has its risks, most notably to one's hearing. Bruce Richards shares his experience with being...

Columbus Symphony Principal Clarinet David Thomas has a number of great one-liners in an interesting recent post, Tweets Dec 16-21, 2009. Of the group,...
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