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I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

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

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

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For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...

A balanced approach to practicing. For years I used to beat my face with endless blasting and loud dynamic drills in the hopes to gain...

One topic that comes up occasionally talking to other hornists is that of slide inserts on the horn. Slide inserts are made from cut off...

Back on 4/14/05 I put up a short post on my original HTML blog about theory classes. As we are in the midst of...

Horn players and critics. In awarding a Jaded Clam award to New York Times critic Allan Kozzin, I had in the back on my head...

We need more horn players in the schools. I would offer readers a challenge in two parts. The first part is a general challenge to...

Ever since my college days I have always used a mirror in my practice. When warming-up especially I like to stare into it and...

William R. Brophy wrote Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn (1977) during his tenure as Professor of Horn at Ohio University....
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