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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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Back in November, John Ericson answered a question about "wolf" notes on a natural horn crook. Here is the question once again, but answered by...

One topic I mention to people in conversation periodically is that of trumpet players and dental modifications. I know to a horn player that...

I was recently pointed to the Lawson Horns website looking for some information in their print publications on trying mouthpieces and leadpipes, but those...

UPDATE: 10/19/2010 - a revised graphic and final word. This is the time of year when academic music performance majors are planning recitals. A big factor...

As I will soon become brass department chair at Arizona State I recently obtained a copy of the Scott Whitener book A Complete Guide...

As suggested by the pictorial piece last Friday of a horn case going into a closet, I am taking some time off from the...

Two short items from ASU horn life last week are the focus today. Brahms will conclude, but first up, I was reminded this week...

Back at IHS Denver one of the sessions I presented related to comparing the natural horn and the triple horn. This photo was for...
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