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Horn Matters is an Open Educational Resource co-founded by John Ericson and Bruce Hembd. The mission of Horn Matters isto encourage, inspire, inform, and challenge horn players, and; to promote the best musical instrument ever, the French horn. (More.)

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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

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...
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A long orchestral tutti builds and builds, leading towards an inevitable resolution and long fermata. The conductor signals a cut-off and after a few...

This chart roughly represents direct site traffic from the past week. One thing it shows is that readers who come to Horn Matters stick...

One unique and classic line of mouthpieces was produced into the late 1980s by hornist Neill Sanders. Perhaps most remembered for giving a bit...

The topic of Philip Farkas came up recently and I realized that among horn students today his name is not as well known as...

It was a long weekend of playing, as evidenced by a green-stained right hand in the picture below. Have you ever wondered why this happens?...

The pleasures in performing music are relatively well known - they seem practically innate from birth. Over time these joys can mature into a...

A bit of free association. During rehearsals of Verdi's Rigoletto this past weekend, I had a stream of free-associative thought during a long period of...

The HORNDOG GOLDEN CLAM AWARD of MERIT* is reserved for recognizing and honoring noteworthy accomplishments in the world of classical music. This honor, governed by the...
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