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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

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The episode of The MelloCast for this week, episode 46, focuses on The Brass Gym for horn, a comprehensive book and CD for warm-up...

Often, when working on a horn the wear and tear tell me a lot about how a horn is handled, used, cared for, and...

Continued from Part I. More comments on Google search terms that hit on this blog: how to play Iron Man (or XXX) on french horn The best...

I have been working on the final Trio section from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, not for a specific performance but rather as an exercise...

Early in this series I was asked the question how much money can you make playing in an orchestra? Players in top orchestras do pretty...

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...

I recently saw posted on Facebook a question about practice logs. Some area band directors here use these and the parents that I know...

First up is a quote found in a section of the University of Iowa Horn Studio website. It is a big website--check out the horn...
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