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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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A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

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...
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Probably every month during the school year I receive notes from horn students trying to research horn players of the past who are trying...

Of all the memories of the recent Southwest Horn Conference, one of the strongest will be performing the Schumann Konzertstuck for four horns and orchestra...

Mondays -- a good time to reflect. For giggles I have joined the new San Francisco Symphony Social Network. It is almost identical to the...

William R. Brophy wrote Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn (1977) during his tenure as Professor of Horn at Ohio University....

One booklet I have had for some years is the 1977 publication Super Power Embouchure by “Brass Teacher & High Range Coach” A. A....

Concerto competitions for a variety of instruments are common and have special problems to overcome. I just judged one here at Arizona State. To...

Halloween is upon us and soon, little ghosts and goblins will be knocking on our doors to rob us of our precious sugar-coated candy...

A horn club collaboration At the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, an article on a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra horn section and the Pittsburgh Horn Club. Pittsburgh...
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