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Mouthpiece Trial FAQ

You have been trying mouthpieces lately? Yes, the post last week is correct, I am trying mouthpieces, and over the years I have tried lots...

Quotes of the Week–Three Deep Thoughts

First up is a quote found in a section of the University of Iowa Horn Studio website. It is a big website--check out the horn...

The Audience at Your Audition, Round by Round

Several students are taking auditions now in the studio. Part of playing an audition well is knowing who you are playing for. For an...

Quote of the Week–Kling on Condensation

Horns get water in them -- condensation -- that must be removed. Some students seem to have more trouble than they should getting it...

Why You Keep a Mute in the Trunk of Your Car

Late this afternoon I received a call from the personnel manager of The Phoenix Symphony, that the second horn was ill and would I...

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...