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Melody malady: Wind players develop ‘saxophone lung’ from fungus!

Fascinating Article from NBC News… JoNel AlecciaNBC News Julija Sapic / Julija Sapic / Featurepics.com A 68-year-old clarinet player in Atlanta developed a year-long allergic chest reaction to fungus that grew in his instrument. A Dixieland band player who didn’t … Continue reading

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‘Happy Birthday’ For French Horn Players!

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The James Watson Fund For Brass Players…

After the tragic early death of the great trumpet virtuoso James Watson two years ago, a special fund has been established to honour his memory and administered by the Royal Academy of Music. Here is the James Watson Fund news … Continue reading

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Science news from The Telegraph on hearing loss for brass players…

French horn players are most at risk of hearing loss in an orchestra Aspiring musicians beware – playing the French horn can be bad for your hearing. According to research, playing the French horn can be bad for your hearing Photo: … Continue reading

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SUPERBRASS – Brass Taps – The Latest Album!

I’ve just received a copy of the latest CD recording by London based all-star brass ensemble SUPERBRASS.  Formed by Royal Philharmonic Principal Bass Trombone, Roger Argente, this group contains some of the best of the famous London orchestral and session … Continue reading

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