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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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More evidence on the benefits of musical training Recent research from a study in Germany indicates that musical training can help children use words. The results...

August is Here and the Heat is On We have been having some very hot days here in Phoenix, Arizona. The temperature topped out at...

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...

In a past tongue-in-cheek article -- "How to Provoke a Horn Geek" -- I poked a little fun a some hot button issues in...

Episode 42 of The Mellocast is an interview with film music librarian, Karen M. Smith. Proving that the show is not "all mellophone all...

Another excellent resource for horn players In order to recruit students and provide a public service, quite a few horn professors have created fairly elaborate...

Re-thinking concert rules and etiquette Speaking for myself, some of the classical music performance traditions that have held through to today seem a bit archaic and...

One type of clam I have long called a fluff. We all know what it is; you try to start a note, most often...
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