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A number of items have come in for review, and to start catching up on that today we have two 2013 products of interest. First...

Over the past several months I have posted a series of articles about the production of a new brass trio CD, as I think...

One of my strong interests is the history of horn pedagogy, and over the years I have accumulated quite a number of interesting horn...

One common question relates to the “A” valve seen on most single Bb horns and descant horns. The central question would be “what is...
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This week we have one fairly long reading that, with the linked readings, covers a lot of ground! The Early Valved Horn In addition also check...

Cleaning out some old boxes from the garage today I discovered this signature from Philip Farkas! Farkas should need no introduction to regular readers of...

Way back in 1997 The Horn Call published an article that I wrote on the history of the Kopprasch etudes, a version of which...

Do you like classic video games? Do horn clams scare you? Oh yeah? ...how about Outer Space Zombie Clams?! If so, you might enjoy this old-style...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...