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Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

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...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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Summer concerto competition I attended the Interlochen summer camp for several summers and even worked there one summer while in college. A major factor for...

I have recently been re-reading Philip Farkas & His Horn: A Happy and Worthwhile Life by Nancy Jordan Fako. One thing in this book...

About this time of year I always find some students are getting rather stiff in the chops, which leads to a discussion of how...

In the previous article from Wednesday, "Symmetry and Balance: 3 Reasons to Not Worry about an Off-Center Embouchure" some liberty was taken with the...

Continuing with reviews of a few CDs that came in recently we turn to Steven Gross and Bohemian Horn Concertos, a 2010 release from...

The list of accomplishments of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci is, without a doubt, impressive. When we use the term renaissance man in today's culture, his epic...

I get asked fairly often about “straps” and “flippers,” devices that aid in holding the horn in a more ergonomic manner. For years I...

This past week I enjoyed a chance to hear a community concert. It was a reminder of the type of community music making, audience...
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