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It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...
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I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Another article from the archive of the original HTML Horn Notes Blog, first posted on11/8/04. This past year we have been honored to have IHS...

Opinion on blogging and some blogs of note. I am always on the hunt for new blogs, especially ones that are brass-related. There really seems...

The pros and cons Last Friday, Archibald Noodlefish's rant raised a question - is it possible to to be like an amateur and a professional...

Compromised right hand positions In my experience as a substitute band and orchestra teacher in the Phoenix area, I see a huge shortage of student...

K. asks: I have been working with my horn teacher over the last few months on changing my embouchure. The problem I had in the...

Back in the Spring I recorded a brass trio CD with ASU colleagues Douglas Yeo and Deanna Swoboda. After editing the project thoroughly (more...

I can only say, "Wow!"  When I suggested that my repair articles become an "Ask Dave" feature, I had no idea that I'd get...
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