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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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In my office you will find me using on a daily basis this “antique” metronome which students I have heard sometimes refer to as...

Summer time is here - this is prime time for savvy music students to acquire music students of their own. This is a great...

Here is a topic that you won’t see often in a horn blog—tone on the mellophone. I have a very clear idea of what a...

David Kaslow has as arguably the central chapter of Living Dangerously with the Horn a chapter on “Fearlessness.” His discussion is substantial and should...

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...

One thing perhaps not obvious from my recent mellophone posts is I am actually very familiar with the high F tube length, as I...

While I know some of the topics in this series have pointed to negative things you may find in an orchestra, this one is...

I count among my former teachers Eli Epstein, with whom I studied the year after I finished my Masters degree. He was a featured...
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