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One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

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

In a very recent Horn People discussion there was a topic posted related to triple horns, more specifically to the question of if the...

There are so many interesting resources on YouTube, and today we have three that in various ways relate to recent horn news. First up, unless...

Not everyone out there is a fan of tuners. This fall I have been working on a specific warmup routine to improve intonation, and...

One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

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...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

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My main agenda for the Southwest Horn Conference (SWHC) - besides hearing concerts and talking shop - was to play on as many horns...

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

This week we have so much to cover that we cannot possibly cover it all. But we can try to hit a few highlights...

While the topic was addressed in other chapters, Farkas felt it important to emphasize and expand his thoughts on mouthpiece pressure in a dedicated...

In studio class this week the topic of confidence came up. One of the longer original articles that used to be in Horn Articles...

While this topic came up in a sectional last week, it is actually a topic I have meant to post on for quite some...

Found on Flickr via an anonymous tip.

Wilken on Brubeck on Jacobs David Wilken summaries a two part essay by Dr. David Brubeck on the pedagogy of Arnold Jacobs. Emphasis on musical expression...
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