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Who is this Philip Farkas you Speak of?

The topic of Philip Farkas came up recently and I realized that among horn students today his name is not as well known as...

Quote of the Week–Reynolds on High Range

As the semester starts for students after winter break, a reminder from my teacher at Eastman, Verne Reynolds. For young embouchures, the high register is...

Quote of the Week–Yeo on Good Students and Good Teachers

As the year starts it is a great time to think about goals and how to reach those goals. Self evaluation is always in...

News Flash from 1990: The Concert Rondo now has Sixty More Measures

Several times recently I have noted that it is not widely enough known that the Concert Rondo of Mozart, K. 371, is actually sixty...

Quote of the Week–Gardner on the High Register

If you are looking for a book to read over break, the Randy Gardner book is to be recommended. In particular I found this...

Quote of the Week–Farkas on Stagefright

In the world of horn there have been few that made as much impact as Philip Farkas (1914-1992). The Art of French Horn Playing...

Four Tips for More Accurate Performances

College level horn students all over the USA are very aware that juries (performance exams) are just around the corner. With the goal of...

Quote of the Week–Fox on Tongue Position

Here is a topic that is very important to horn players but little discussed, tongue position changes by register. We have discussed the fact that...

Brief Thoughts on Hand Straps and Flippers

I get asked fairly often about “straps” and “flippers,” devices that aid in holding the horn in a more ergonomic manner. For years I...

Quote of the Week–Fox on High Range

I find this a very interesting description of how the muscles work, especially compared to the typical Farkas-oriented approach. The embouchure consists of two pairs...