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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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I love the low horn etudes by Hermann Neuling; I feel certain that these made a big difference in my playing. I have had...

This week in the pedagogy class we focused on warm-up routines. One old standard discussed was the “Heavy Routine” found in Embouchure Building for...

A topic I recently promised to return to and expand upon was that of breaking the embouchure. It is another of those hot topics...

Buying a horn there are a lot of questions to weigh and consider, especially for the more advanced player. Regular readers know that I...

The Blue Boy (c. 1770) is the most famous work by English portrait artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788). Though not related, it is often mistaken as...

A question a lot of people wonder is who plays what horn and also the related, larger question of what is a professional quality...

Imagination + motivation = CREATIVITY. A recipe for success. Get fired up and get those creative juices going!

One thing that I like about trumpet forums is their open-mindedness when it comes to trying out new things. Whereas some in the French...
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