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Talking To Your Family About Mouthpieces This Thanksgiving

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

A Farkas Signature

Cleaning out some old boxes from the garage today I discovered this signature from Philip Farkas! Farkas should need no introduction to regular readers of...

Friday Funny: 12 of the Most Irritating Sounds on the Planet

Being a musician I am perhaps a bit too overly sensitive to the sounds and noises of modern life when I am out in public....

Humor: 14 Famous Musicians and their Odd Doppelgängers

In the previous article from Wednesday, "Symmetry and Balance: 3 Reasons to Not Worry about an Off-Center Embouchure" some liberty was taken with the...

Kopprasch 18. Vivace. Cruel Joke?

Following up on the Golden Clam for the Boldin Kopprasch project, one thing I would think many of you out there have noticed is the markings in...

Where the Wild Things Are? In the Closet…

It may be just a week or it may be as long as a month, but that time of year is here. It is...

Professor Hubley Recommends a Horn — Memories of Horn Calls Past:...

In the "Afterbeats" section of the October, 1979 issue of The Horn Call we find the article “Dear Professor Hubley.” It is an advice...

The Deadliest Horn Part

I was recently given a copy of volume 1, number 1 (February, 1971) of The Horn Call and in it there is a most...

Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock in ‘The Trouble with...

In pursuit of a principal horn position in a Star Fleet endorsed symphony orchestra, our intrepid Captain finds himself in a quandary about equipment. Ready...

Horns as Stage Props, IV (M*A*S*H*)

The long-running series M*A*S*H* takes place during the Korean War and features an emergency medical unit that is located near the front battle line....