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Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

On my Summit CD Canto, which recently was posted (legally) on YouTube in full, I included several works that I felt have not received...

This past weekend the 2017 edition of the Southwest Horn Conference was held at Phoenix College in, you guessed it, Phoenix, Arizona. There are...

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...

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The secret to Horn Matters? John and I are actually grotesque zombies.

An initial suggestion made by Farkas in The Art of French Horn Playing is to make a chart and plan your practice day. But...

While to this point this series has focused on older published sources on the horn, at this time we turn a corner toward three...

Yesterday it felt so good. Everything was great and it was really flowing. I was on top of the world! But today ... everything...

Odds are that if you were to play one opera in your life, it would most likely be Carmen. When recently playing principal in...

K. asks: I have been working with my horn teacher over the last few months on changing my embouchure. The problem I had in the...

Many horn players are not fans of marching. Often for instrumental music education majors marching band is a required course. At some schools, however,...

The Music Performance Fund - an innocent bystander in the AFM/RMA conflict? Judging by the volume (and source locations) of recent traffic on the "Clash...
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