The weight of a horn has impact on the sound characteristics of the instrument but most of the time also on the back of the player. A lot of players develop problems in their back due to a very heavy horn. Of course, these problems can develop also due bad posture, a instrument not properly fit to the player or lack of regular rest.

I've decided to create this post with information I've collected from different Horn Makers as well as information sent by users. Younger players should have special care and avoid too large or heavy horns, so most of the time the right choice would be a, small wrap children horn (F or Bb), a single horn (F or Bb) or even a compensated horn. This subject should be discussed with your horn teacher, that might advise you for the best instrument, according your physical characteristics and needs.

I've found recently a group of old photos I took playing horn during a solar eclipse. In 2015's eclipse I've tried to replicate the experience, but the cloudy weather didn't helped. If you look closely, you can see the eclipse shape in the shadows.

During music practice, for example during a class or an exam, we need to use random notes, in order to choose the music scale the student will play.

I thought about a music dice, did some research, and saw some music dice available on the market using English music notes nomenclature, but none including the note names system commonly used in Portugal. So I decided to start working and creating my own music dice.

Already available at AvA Musical Editions website Osvaldo Lacerda's (1927 - 2011) works for Horn and Piano and for Horn Solo!

This is a awesome edition project I had the opportunity to participate, consisting in bringing to life Lacerda's manuscripts, allowing his works to be known all over the world. I've been in contact with Lacerda's family and friends that gave me interesting information that helped on the edition process and I had the pleasure to play a recital including some of his works. For now only his music for horn and piano and for horn solo is available at AvA Musical Editions, however his colossal catalogue is something that worth to discover. Lacerda writes very idiomatically for horn and you can always listen a little bit of Brazil in horn music.