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Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

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One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...

More myth busting David Wilken offers a very reasoned counter-argument to perceived dangers that playing "on the red" (an embouchure that rests completely within the...

Among other music purchased this summer I finally picked up a copy of a 1988 publication by Edition Kunzelmann, the Rondo in D for...

Or at least they should be. Over the long weekend I spent quite a bit of time working on Finale files for a new...

Following up on the Golden Clam for the Boldin Kopprasch project, one thing I would think many of you out there have noticed is the markings in...

Two short items from ASU horn life last week are the focus today. Brahms will conclude, but first up, I was reminded this week...

A question came in about mouthpieces, as in should you use a big mouthpiece on a big horn and a small mouthpiece on a...

An experiment, a Jaded Clam and some conclusions - continued from Part I. One month ago I installed a unique tracking device on the old...
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