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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...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

The guest for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is James Boldin. Horn professor at the University of Louisana at Monroe, the...

I won't be to the IHS event this summer and I am sure a lot of readers won't make it either. I have presented...

Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

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An eclectic collection from a world traveler. I can't remember exactly when I found Phil Holcomb's web site but once I did I was intrigued...

The many slow-motion films and photo stills of brass player embouchures that have appeared online in the past few years illustrate for us the...

As noted in a very recent article, I have several horns I can and do use regularly. One common adjustment made on horns is...

A conversation I end up having fairly often is on the topic of what makes a horn a professional quality horn. The Nirschl in...

Some tips on lip trills. In a lesson with a community college student on a Mozart concerto I needed to explain the lip trill. I...

IHS #44 begins The forty-fourth International Horn Symposium begins this week in Denton, Texas. Be looking for reports from John, starting this Wednesday. On being interviewed for a...

It's the summer and you might be putting your horn away for a few months. Or, perhaps you have more than one horn and...

Buying and flipping horns Bruce Tubbs takes us through the process of buying a horn online and fixing it, then providing it for sale. Heightened emotions In...
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