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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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Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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Today we have three short topics, all related to right hand position. The Beauty Queen and the Puppet  In the summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp...

Play with reckless abandon. Like you haven't a care in the world. This is a mindset learned from more than one teacher and is one...

In 1990 a wonderful brass resource was published, Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and Acoustics of Brass Instruments by Mark...

Among the articles here few have generated so much discussion as the the recent ones that addressed the topic of the embouchure break. It...

Beer as a brass polish? An article titled "5 New Uses for Beer" had me wondering if this technique would work on an un-lacquered brass...

One thing you figure out pretty quickly is that some students don’t practice and others don’t practice effectively. Part of the problem is they don’t...

Thinking about my faculty recital this year I knew I would be using my triple horn and my mind went to a classic horn...

At the recent Southeast Horn Workshop I saw several former students, two being of particular interest to me as they now have tenure...
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