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  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th horn - equal, or are some more equal than others?
  • 3/4 size Horns
  • 5-valve Bb horns
  • A Day in the life of a professional horn player
  • A 'smashing' Piano recital.....
  • ABRSM Grades
  • Accuracy
  • Acoustics (2)
  • Acoustics of the Horn
  • Alan Civil obituary
  • Alexander Horns
  • Alexander serial numbers
  • Alexandre Horns
  • Anthony Halstead
  • Are four hornists playing forte as loud as two playing fortissimo?
  • Audition Anxiety
  • Audition report, by David Thompson
  • Auditions
  • Avoiding United Airlines templates
  • Bach 'cello suites on the Horn (2)
  • Bach horns
  • Band music recommendations
  • Barry Tuckwell article from The Daily Telegraph 10 August 1996
  • Barry Tuckwell article from The Independant 12 August 1996
  • Bass clef notation
  • Beethoven - to play the ink or not?
  • Beethoven Op.17 Sonata
  • Beethoven Sextet Op.81b
  • Beethoven symphony Nr.9 - 4th horn solo
  • Bell cutting
  • Bell Garlands
  • Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique
  • Bernhard Krol
  • Best schools / teachers in the US
  • Beta blockers; their use and abuse for combating performance nerves (1)
  • Beta-Blockers (2)
  • Beta-blockers (3)
  • 'Bobbing Bassoonists'
  • 'Boring' orchestra rehearsals
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra Noise Evaluation Report, November 1997
  • Bozza - En Foret
  • Braces and horn playing
  • Brahms #1
  • Brahms 3rd horn solos
  • Brahms Op.40 - 'ad lib' marking
  • Brahms symphony Nr.1 'alphorn' solos
  • Brahms trio for Violin, Horn and Piano op.40
  • Breath attacks
  • Breathing
  • Breathing bags/Jacob breathing exercises
  • Brit Blasts Yankee Brass
  • Britten Serenade; 13th and 14th harmonics
  • Broken Embouchures - Chapter 1
  • Bruckner, Anton
  • Bruckner's 7th symphony
  • Building high range, Braces and the Embouchure
  • Car vs Horn - which would you spend/have you spent more money on?
  • Caught by the Horns, by Burt Hardin
  • Chairs
  • Chapstick and its effect on playing
  • Chemical Cleaning your horn
  • Chin Movement
  • Choosing a horn for you, By Eldon Matlick
  • Choosing a new horn
  • Choosing the right school for you
  • Christmas Music
  • Christmas music for horn
  • Circular Breathing
  • Claude Gordon exercise books
  • Cleaning
  • Cleaning lacquered horn
  • Cleaning Valves
  • Coloured Horns
  • Conductors who sing
  • Conn serial numbers
  • Counting long rests
  • Cryogenics
  • Dale Clevenger's sound projection on recordings
  • Defining a 'Professional' horn
  • Dennis Brain Mozart Recordings
  • Dennis Brain's horn and mouthpiece
  • 'Depressing' music
  • Difference in sound between European and American horn players
  • Dimes on keys
  • Double tonguing
  • Dress rehearsals
  • Dropped horn / Taking care of your instrument
  • Duck's Foot/Flipper
  • Dukas' Villanelle
  • Ear training and Horn playing
  • Earplugs
  • Eating and Horn playing
  • Edge
  • Effects of shaving on playing
  • Effects of singing on Horn playing
  • Effects of temperature on a Horn
  • Emptying out
  • Explanation of different horn names
  • F/Bb horn - differences, advantages, disadvantages
  • Facial muscle strain
  • 'Fake fingering'
  • Fake High C
  • Finke contact details
  • Flutter tonguing
  • Franz Strauss
  • Franz Strauss - Nocturno
  • Fuchs on the Horn
  • Funeral Music
  • Gestopft
  • Gestopft (2)
  • Gestopft (3)
  • Giardinelli Mouthpieces
  • Gig Bags and carrying cases
  • Gilbert Vinter's "Hunter's Moon"
  • Golden Saloon
  • Green hands
  • Have you ever used your instrument as a weapon?
  • Heiden, Benhard - Sonate for Horn and Piano
  • Hernias
  • High register playing
  • High Register playing (2)
  • High, soft entrances
  • Holst suite recordings
  • Holst's Music
  • Holton Merker-Matic
  • Homilius
  • Hooked on Hornonics
  • Hooked on Hornonics (For Netscape4 users)
  • Horn chords
  • Horn holder
  • Horn manufacturers word search
  • Horn players that squirm!
  • Horn Rhyme
  • Horns and kettle drums
  • Horns on the March
  • Horns, French Horns, Alto Horns, etc etc - explained!
  • How do you pronounce Kruspe?
  • How often and how long to practise for
  • How often should you change the strings on your valves?
  • How to deal with Jerks in the section (2)
  • How to deals with Jerks in the section
  • How to mike up a horn best
  • How to strip the lacquer off a horn
  • If there were no such thing as the Horn, what would you play?
  • Information about 'Dennis Brain, A Biography'
  • Interview with Barry Tuckwell from the Herald-Mail
  • Is High School band necessary?
  • Is it 'horn' or 'french horn'?
  • Is it 'right' to buy the best possible horn you can afford?
  • Jacob, Gordon - Concerto
  • Japan and Jobs
  • 'Jiggling' monitor screens
  • Junior High teaching
  • Keyrod nuts and Lock-tite
  • 'Kit' content
  • Kopprasch Studies
  • Kulesha Sonata for Horn, Tuba and Piano
  • Learning Brass Repair
  • Leutgeb, Joseph
  • Lifting one's leg after fluffing a note
  • Lip Trills
  • List of original quintets for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn
  • Low Horn
  • Lowest physically possible note on the horn
  • Mahler's 5th Symphony - Schalltr. auf
  • Making the most of practice time
  • Marine Corps - Don't join if you want to be a horn player!
  • McCracken 8 valved single Bb horn
  • Mega chop endurance
  • Memorizing music and the benfits on playing
  • Metropolitan Opera Horn section
  • Missing witness marks on an 8D
  • 'Modern Music'
  • 'Modern' Music debate (2)
  • Most outrageous horn-related activity?
  • Mouthpiece Pressure
  • Mouthpiece Visualizers
  • Mouthpieces
  • Mozart 2nd Cadenzas
  • Mozart Horn Concerti - Piano Accompaniments
  • Mozart Horn Concerti - Tempi and Interpretation
  • Mozart Horn Concerti as audition pieces
  • Mozart Rondo K.371
  • Music for Horn and Cello
  • Music for Horn and Flute
  • Music for Horn and Organ
  • Music for Horn and Strings
  • Music for Horn Quartet
  • Music for Horn, Clarinet and Piano
  • Music for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone
  • Music for Horn, Violin and Piano
  • Music which inspired one to start playing the horn
  • Musicality
  • Musicians - the differences explained
  • Names of Hornists in the Embouchure page of The Art of Horn Playing
  • Nerves
  • Neuling - Bagatelle
  • Nicks and Clams
  • Notation
  • Numb Thumb
  • 'Off-week'
  • Orchestral pay
  • Paxman Merewether horns
  • Paxman Musical Instruments Ltd contact details
  • Peashooter horns
  • Peashooters
  • Performance nerves
  • Pet names for horns
  • Philip Farkas and His Horn; A Happy, Worthwhile Life
  • Playing fourth-line D in tune
  • Playing grace notes correctly
  • Playing horn in the US Marines
  • Playing in Bb
  • Playing low notes
  • Playing on or off the leg
  • Playing the Bach Cello suites on the Horn
  • Playing the horn after many years not playing
  • Politics and the Big League Horn Gigs
  • Practice Space Acoustics
  • Practising Abroad
  • Practising in Hotel Rooms
  • Pregnancy and horn playing
  • Recital suggestions
  • Recital Suggestions (2)
  • Recognizing Bb/B transposition
  • Recomended excerpt books
  • Recommendations for beginner's method books
  • Recommendations for beginner's method books (2)
  • Recordings of Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert
  • Recordings of the Nicolai duets
  • Reflections on a Southern Hymn
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries from horn playing
  • Replacing cork on valves
  • Resale Values
  • Review of Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings/David Pyatt
  • Rossini - Thieving Magpie Overture
  • Rotor oil/Syringe gizmo
  • Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert, arranged for Horn and Band
  • Scales
  • Seating arrangements
  • Seating arrangements for the Brahms Op.40 trio
  • Seating for the Konzertstuck
  • 'Show-off' hornists and Playing exerpts on stage before a concert
  • Sight Reading
  • Sight Reading (2)
  • Silent Brass
  • Single F horns
  • Slide Grease
  • Soft Bb'' entrance
  • Some ideas on how to play louder
  • Some Thoughts on the Horn parts of Verdi (and others)
  • Spouses and Significant Others
  • Starting pitch
  • Stories of playing other instrument's parts on the horn
  • Stork Mouthpieces
  • Strauss Horn Concerto, op. 11 - A complete performance analysis by Professor Hans Pizka
  • String players starting at you when you play
  • Studying the horn and getting a job
  • Suggestions for a four bar 'introduction' to the horn
  • Tax and your Horn
  • Teeth affected by Horn Playing?
  • The 9 Types of string section player
  • The Berio Opus Zoo
  • The Conn 8D horn
  • The Conn 8D horn (2)
  • The difference between the Conn 6D and 8D
  • The Double Buzz
  • The Horn song
  • The new Boosey and Hawkes horn models 902 and 903
  • The Quotes of Eugene Ormandy
  • The Schmid Horn (1)
  • The Schmid horn (2)
  • The spelling of 'horn' in various languages
  • The Standley routine
  • The Symphonic Audition Process, by Eldon Matlick
  • The use of an assistant in the horn section
  • Thoughts about college auditions
  • Throat closing in the high range
  • TMJ (Temporo-mandibular Joint, and its dysfunction)
  • Tone Colour
  • Tonguing with an overbite
  • Toothpaste causing Lip problems
  • Transposing - How to do it, and why do it!
  • Transposing (2)
  • Transposing bass clef parts into treble clef
  • Travelling with a horn on a plane
  • Trills in Mozart and Haydn
  • Trills in the 4th mvt of Dvorak's 8th symphony
  • Triple Horns
  • Trombone playing - effects on horn playing
  • Tuners
  • Tuning
  • Tuning (2)
  • Tuning (3)
  • UK Music Stockists
  • Unaccompanied audition pieces
  • Use of an Assistant principal - is it wimping out?
  • Using a horn with an Amp
  • Using Acid in cleaning your horn
  • Valve corks - replacing them, and with what
  • Valves - length of slides
  • Vibrato
  • Vibrato (2)
  • Viennese Afterbeats
  • Villanelle - Translations of markings
  • VPO debate
  • Warming up (1)
  • Warming Up (2)
  • Warming up or Warming down
  • 'Waves' on monitor when playing low notes
  • What _is_ a Mellophone??
  • What are Descant/Compensating double/Full double horns?
  • What does VS mean?
  • What is a natural horn?
  • What makes a good teacher?
  • What piece to couple with the Brahms Op.40 trio in a concert
  • When to trade or replace your instrument
  • When to use the Bb side
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Wisdom Teeth (2)
  • Wooden Mouthpieces
  • Yamaha 667/667v - worth the extra 2k?
  • Yamaha Horns