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This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

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

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...
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Another article from the archive of the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dated 9/3/05 on a topic that I think about this time of...

One type of warm-up that is rarely discussed in print is the second and third warm-up of the day. One of the few to...

Going Dutch Over the past month, I have been involved in a production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. The staging was a bit unusual in that the...

This is the final article I will be posting from the archive of the original Horn Notes Blog, originally dated 7/17/05 and posted with...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...