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Horn Matters is the leading online resource on the French horn, 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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Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

A group of questions came my way related to my Rescued! CD, released last year. The first answer has to do with the horn...

If you have ever felt like a fifth wheel in a woodwind quintet, the one that does not really belong, you might have been...

Regular readers will know already that I am very interested in the recent (and still ongoing) MRI horn studies led by Dr. Peter Iltis...

Recently I was pointed toward some relatively recent research that indicates that a less strenuous warm-up gets better results. For example, this article from...

Since doing the interviews with Peter Iltis (MRI horn) last summer (more here) I have been pondering a related topic, horn intonation and vowel...

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One skill we all know we need is the ability to sight-read music well. Some people are better than others at this. Traditionally part...

One of our goals with Horn Matters is educational, and with the background provided by the first two articles in this series we can...

K asks, "Why do valves clank and what can be done about them?' * * * Dave replies:  Valves clank because something is loose. The loose parts...

Auditions are rolling and with that I have a couple tips for people with auditions coming up. The first tip is to actually prepare your...

The latest innovation in French horn technology. Triple horn?! Bah -- those are for wussies. It was only a matter of time before horn players realized the...

A Bridge To Nowhere? Ramon Ricker makes a strong argument for being a pro-active musician. Shelbyville gets a brass maker. Nice to see an instrument maker make...

Back in my series of reports on IHS Brisbane 2010 I especially noted of horn choirs that a group from Thailand, Horn Pure, was...

A hearty thanks to Kenneth Woods over at A View from the Podium for passing on a Premio Dardos Award. Somewhat resembling a chain...
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