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Narcissism & negativity

The darker side of the music business.

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...

Rather than break the pattern of past history, I decided instead to resume the "Random" series back to the semi-traditional day of Monday. Here is...

Our dubious colleague Mr. Archibald Noodlefish* returns for further commentary, sharing his odd take on a well-known quote from Sir Simon Rattle about orchestral...

Regular readers will know already that I enjoy making silly cartoons and Photoshop renderings that are related to the French horn. Some previous efforts have...

To get a pulse on what our readers might be thinking in terms of current affairs in the American symphony orchestra scene, a poll...

Weighing heavily on my mind recently has been my motivations for making public, thoughts on the French horn and the classical music business. About...

This comic strip from Randall Munroe was originally posted within the most recent Random Monday, but in my haste to finish I neglected to...

UPDATED: Dec. 9th in the PM. Fixed broken resource links. * * * Sometimes in our musical lives with colleagues, teachers and students, a dance-of-power can...

Over the weekend I wrote a fairly lengthy response to comments posted on "‘Radical’ Embouchure Experiments, IV – Using a Visualizer" and thought that...

College is starting up again and for students new to college, this means a brand new environment and an unfamiliar horn teacher. As with anything...