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Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Thinking about my faculty recital this year I knew I would be using my triple horn and my mind went to a classic horn...

Many years ago, at the home of Philip Farkas, I held in my hands a copy of the mouthpiece of Dennis Brain. Farkas was...
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Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

A complete reference. Transposition Chart (PDF) (updated 2012) Over the past few months, I have been posting various transposition tricks, including how to transpose: A and A-flat in...

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...

Part I: The Rim and Preliminary Thoughts Part II: Cup, Throat and Bore Part III: Weight, Plating and Shopping Tips For the past decade I have stayed...
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A complete reference. Transposition Chart (PDF) (updated 2012) Over the past few months, I have been posting various transposition tricks, including how to transpose: A and A-flat in...

Part I: The Rim and Preliminary Thoughts Part II: Cup, Throat and Bore Part III: Weight, Plating and Shopping Tips For the past decade I have stayed...

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