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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

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One thing I recall hearing said about my major professor at Indiana University, Michael Hatfield, was that he was a great example of a...

Continued from Part I. More comments on Google search terms that hit on this blog: how to play Iron Man (or XXX) on french horn The best...

A regular reader (thank you!) sent a tip on a link to a recent episode of the Wilderworld podcast. This one features a recording...

Our first day of brass juries is today--the semester is nearly over. In relation to that I have been speaking with a number of...

The first day of snow Pity the poor horn player in a 19th century image posted at Will Kimball's blog. Not only is his horn...

If I were to add one more point to "Who's the New Guy?" - an article with advice for young music professionals - it...

It's Just the Singing Putting the rather strong and insistent tone aside, this post from Roger Rocco has some interesting thoughts to think about. I...

A new site for ROPA The new Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) web site has finally launched - the designer of this new site is...
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