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Inspiration & The Big Picture

Broader concepts in playing music.

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

It it that time of year here in America, when families typically get together during a holiday from work to share food and stories...

Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Hello world. My name is Bruce Hembd. Life for me has been a bit complicated over the past year, and so I have been away from...

This next year I plan to devote significant time to completing several book projects, and in one of those I plan to include a...