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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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On January 9, 1984, I made a trek down to Wichita, Kansas from my home in Emporia. Purpose: to make an audition tape for...

One overall thought from recent auditions and horn performances I have heard is that tonguing is one of the most important technical areas to...

44th Symposium recap In case you missed it, here are all of John's recent articles covering his experiences at the recent International Horn Society Symposium...

Audition observations from a committee member. Recently I had the pleasure of being on an audition committee for the Arizona Opera. It has been a...

Finally in our Hornmasters series we get to the topic of the low range of the horn and changes in the embouchure from register...

As a horn teacher I have seen quite a few students with various issues with the left hand and arm. I have had some...

After having played on the same mouthpiece rim for about 15 years I recently decided to try out something totally different - stainless-steel rims...

William R. Brophy wrote Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn (1977) during his tenure as Professor of Horn at Ohio University....
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