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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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It's Just the Singing Putting the rather strong and insistent tone aside, this post from Roger Rocco has some interesting thoughts to think about. I...

Many horn students are graduating these few weeks. One metric used to judge the success of horn teachers is how many of their students...

A reader who switched to the new wedge mouthpiece, and is enthusiastic about it, recently sent me his spare mouthpiece to consider for review....

In recent correspondence I was pointed toward a great online resource on Aubrey Brain, father of the virtuoso hornist Dennis Brain. It is by...

A hearty thanks to Kenneth Woods over at A View from the Podium for passing on a Premio Dardos Award. Somewhat resembling a chain...

One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...

Some teachers will make two points that I really don’t agree with in regard to tone color and intonation. On tone color there are teachers...

Acknowledging a problem, going with the flow... Negativity in orchestra musicians is something that usually evolves over time and through circumstances. As noted in Part...
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