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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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The Mozart horn concertos absolutely require elegant, controlled trills. The most tasteful and elegant musicianship cannot make up for a clumsy or coarse sounding...

The Nancy Jordan Fako book Philip Farkas & His Horn has quite a few little known facts and scenes from the career and training...

Equipment is a topic that has come up quite a few times in Horn Matters. Still though, I can be as excited as the next...

Different brands of different horns have their quirks. One quirk on some Geyer style horns is that they may have a squirrelly high B-flat....

For some years in Horn Articles Online I had a substantial article posted under the title “Audition Central.” My original idea was to present...

One of the things my name has become associated with over the years is scholarship into the horn in the nineteenth century. Even in...

Little ones At the Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, two school kids demonstrate the smiling embouchure. No doubt they were all giggles while getting their picture...

Back in January my trombone colleague at Arizona State University, Douglas Yeo, presented a lecture to the Brass Area on the topic of “How...
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