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E-books and music on the 12.9 inch iPad

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

A few answers to questions on my Rescued! CD

A group of questions came my way related to my Rescued! CD, released last year. The first answer has to do with the horn...

A new video podcast, and a look at MRI Horn resources as of summer,...

Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Rethinking the Warm-up, part 2

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Intonation and Vowel Shapes

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Tips for Educators, and an Evolving Pedagogy

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

The Future of French Horn Playing

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

20th century horn favorites 3: Madsen

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

20th century horn favorites 2: Schmid and Cooke

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

20th century horn favorites 1: Gliere and Nielsen

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...