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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

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...

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Some of my favorite texts. Still in time for the holidays, here is a top-ten list of with some of my favorite horn-related texts. As...

A topic that comes up periodically is that of the use of an assistant first horn in orchestral playing in the United States. I...

Sticking with the general topic of the article last week, the Wagner tuba, today we have an oddity, a Wagner tuba mouthpiece. Exhibit "A" is this...

This past weekend, as you could guess from the title of the post, I was at the 2010 edition of the Mid-South Horn Workshop,...

I was recently pointed to a website that has rankings of the top 30 music schools for 2010. I was very pleased to see...

Two eras in horn teaching in Arizona will be ending soon. Longtime University of Arizona horn professor Keith Johnson is retiring this year ...

Monster trucks and Paris Hilton. There is an air of desperation here in Arizona. The state faces a huge 1.2 billion dollar budget deficit (which...

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...
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