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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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A post from the original HTML Horn Notes Blog from 1/1/05. One way to start the year right is to have the goal of really...

Concluding this series is volume III of The Horn Matters PDF Excerpt E-Book. For volume III the focus is the 15 remaining public domain...

Trying to make sense of the AFM/RMA conflict - continued from Part I. The issues behind the AFM/RMA conflict are complex and multi-faceted, but they...

A few years ago I posted an article on the topic of “Who is this Philip Farkas you Speak of?” Along similar lines, perhaps...

At some point, everyone believes that their instrument brand of choice is good and therefore perhaps good for others - this is perfectly natural...

The last session that I have a video of in the archive of the 1989 Southwest Regional Horn Workshop is the master class with...

Every dog has its day. Generating both laughter and scandal in its day, Edouard Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863) was unusual not only for...

4. Figure out what you want to learn. This relates to curiosity, which was part I in this series. An element of learning any new...
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