Clean Your Horn!
This post expands on the effect of varying tongue levels in the mouth.
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In this post I answer a couple of questions about choosing a horn.
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Mutes insert into, are attached to, or are held in front of the bell of the horn. Though a mute may reduce the volume of the instrument, as the name implies, that is not always the case. More often, mutes are used to change the characteristics of the sound. Intonation is also affected; you may need to adjust your tuning slide when using a mute. Read more »
Keep It Clean!
Can you imagine eating off the same cutlery day after day without ever washing it? Read more »
Multiple tonguing is a technique that facilitates rapid articulation. Read more »
Close Your Eyes
Why is it that when you taste something delicious or hear beautiful music, you close your eyes? Read more »
In this article, I’d like to discuss the use of drones for improving intonation. Read more »
The Fun Factory
Remember the Play Doe Fun Factory? Read more »
If you are like most reasonably accomplished students (and some professionals) you have 7-8 keys you are reasonably comfortable with and 4-5 that are murky. Read more »