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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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Yesterday Douglas Hill was at ASU for a day of master classes and sessions. We had a good crowd with over twenty area hornists...

One of the great orchestral works featuring the horn is the Symphony No. 5 of Mahler. The full work itself has six horn parts....

A question came in from a reader who is enrolled in a horn pedagogy class, and I asked if I could answer it publicly...

Over the weekend, I had pleasure of attending the Southwest Horn Conference. The event was expertly hosted by Rose French at the Center for...

Excerpt from Strauss: Four Last Songs and a unique embouchure. If I were to pick one and only one spot in all symphonic repertoire which...

Not long ago I was observing a rehearsal and at one point was in a position where I could see all the players from...

This coming weekend I will perform and present at the Southeast Horn Workshop, where I will address a topic seldom discussed at such venues but...

More praise for Rob Jones The video at this discussion forum has been around a while but it was fun to see the reactions from...
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