Horn Nerd: Meticulous Terms Edition


The more that I teach, the more I find that I get surprisingly pedantic about certain things.

  • You push down valves (or levers), but not buttons.
  • You learn etudes, pieces, or works, but not songs.
  • A trumpet (or, God forbid, a saxophone) is not a horn.

And now a new one from HornMatters:

Both 100% true and delightfully pedantic!

This may be the new “get off my lawn” for horn teachers!


About Colin Dorman

Colin is a freelance horn player and teacher, as well as a fan of tech of all sorts, aviation, and increasingly complex flight simulators. He also enjoys beer, bourbon and fitness - but not at the same time. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, as well as right here at ColinDorman.com!