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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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Vienna Symphonic Library picture From a history on the horn, there is this picture of a unique horn built for a czar. It is hard...

In a recent article where I featured a photo of hornist Xavier (Xaver) Reiter I noted that a new book was out by Norman...

Who 'owns' the local orchestra? From a web site devoted to the book Beyond the Baton, an interesting paragraph: Then there is the question of...

A Phoenix area institution gets a new web site. Founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has been entertaining audiences in...

In the relative scope of Western music history, composer Howard Hanson is a bit of an unknown, a throwback to a bygone era. His...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

During Arizona Opera productions I like to regress to the green room of symphony hall to relax. During an intermission break at a recent...

While this is a post from my original HTML blog from 9/16/05, it is very timely now as one of my DMA students, Derek...
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