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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Thoughts on the creative process. A few years ago I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and saw Pablo Picasso's Les...

The Mozart horn concertos absolutely require elegant, controlled trills. The most tasteful and elegant musicianship cannot make up for a clumsy or coarse sounding...

Horn student injured in crosswalk School is back in session and we should all be a little more careful when driving in school zones. Poor...

To conclude our series on tonguing in general we turn to two more recent American horn teachers. Verne Reynolds in The Horn Handbook ties the...

Performance suggestions. I had the pleasure of performing this piece - Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte - over the weekend and while it is...

A recording device "pops the bubble" and keeps you in check. In Part I of this series, the topic was the metronome and its usage....

Photoshop challenge At Fark.com, users were given the challenge to superimpose a Venus-brand single B-flat horn into other photos. As an avid Photoshop user myself, I...

Top Ten List for Students When choosing a school for undergraduate or graduate studies, when making choices while in college and after graduation, a young...
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