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Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...

One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...
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A topic that has come up in several lessons recently is that of learning B-flat horn alternate fingerings in the middle register where I...

Missed notes in auditions are a no-no. My audition days are long over and honestly, I do not miss them. Yet, in the process of taking...

Chris asks: I have a Yamaha 667 that I have had considerable work done to. I love the horn and am ready for the last...

Part one of this series touched on the 1979 Annual Horn Workshop but there were several reports in the October, 1979 issue of The...

I will be presenting and performing on the Wagner tuba at the 2009 Southeast Horn Workshop, which will be held on the campus of...

Continuing from the ideas presented in part I of this series, for Barry Tuckwell in Playing the Horn stamina “is a combination of muscular...

At least a half dozen or so times I have seen horn students use a strap-on type hand strap but position it incorrectly. This...

Most active horn teachers have read the Farkas book at some point but mostly not recently. One thing that you may have missed was...
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