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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Last September, I wrote about wood carver Rob Jones;  his rendering in wood of a single F Jupiter model French horn was truly impressive. A...

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

Wild Wild West. In the height of the Cold War/James Bond era, there were numerous copy-cat movies and television shows that involved secret agents and...

Anyone who has read Farkas knows he was quite concerned with pressure and not using too much pressure into the high range. As a...

When I sold my high-end custom horn I made a conscious decision. I wanted to have two different horns that suited the different gigs...

Reflections on the week that has passed. A horngoddess A blog site new to me is Catherine Roche-Wallace's Horngodess blog. Ms. Roche-Wallace has been a contributor...

The opportunity to watch horn soloist Radek Baborak perform the Gliere Concerto from Berlin was too good to resist. This concerto is epic. It is...

Another recent question that came in had to do with the acoustics of the ideal practice space. More specifically, what acoustics I would prefer...
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