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One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

There are so many interesting resources on YouTube, and today we have three that in various ways relate to recent horn news. First up, unless...

Not everyone out there is a fan of tuners. This fall I have been working on a specific warmup routine to improve intonation, and...

One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

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One topic I get asked about, as it is one of the exercises in The Brass Gym, is that of pitch bending. I think...

As a part of the continuing series of changes and enhancements to my old Horn Articles Online site (within the ASU Horn Studio site),...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

I have long been interested in horn history. My main website is well known for its horn history resources and I am sure has...

A couple days ago I was asked what my favorite horn recording was. This was easy to answer. I still remember buying the record...

Water/spit. Key/valve. Take any combination of those in order and that is likely what you, dear reader, refer to when I say "water key". It's...

Of all the horn playing topics out there perhaps the most under reported and significant could well be the topic of metal allergies and...

It may be just a week or it may be as long as a month, but that time of year is here. It is...
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