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The Pottag Preparatory Melodies [Update: with related PDF download]

One classic publication I have come back to recently is Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag. This...

My Junior and Senior Recitals

A pair of tapes I was anxious to hear as part of my ongoing cassette tape conversion project were the tapes of my junior...

Considering the “Backup” Career while Studying Music

A second career. For over a dozen years now, I have been a freelance web developer. It has had its up and downs, but in...

What I Sounded Like as an Undergrad

On January 9, 1984, I made a trek down to Wichita, Kansas from my home in Emporia. Purpose: to make an audition tape for...

Juries as Solo Performances

Every accredited music school is required by NASM to have performance exams of some sort, and brass juries start for us at ASU on...

Flexible Career Goals

Flexibility is key. Jason Heath at Arts Addict does some belly-button gazing on the topic of "how did I get here?" in "The Puzzle of...

A Fingering Chart for Single F, Double, and Single B-flat Horns

I know from the blog stats that people are looking for fingering charts for the horn. Typically horn fingering charts are somewhat confusing as they...

Thoughts on Choosing a School for Advanced Horn Study

The topic of choosing a school for horn study is a large topic. Any talented horn player will find themselves with several good choices...

Count the Cost in Relation to Quality of Education

Checking the Arts Addict blog today I noted his recent post on the “Top Ten Ways That College Debt Screws Up Your Life, and How...