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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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One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

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...
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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...

Today we have short reviews of two recent CDs. First up is Music from the Americas featuring the Lieurance Woodwind Quintet on the Summit...

A few days ago I posted an hour-long lecture video by Dr. Peter Iltis that spells out some of his research and personal experience...

Odds are that if you were to play one opera in your life, it would most likely be Carmen. When recently playing principal in...

Continuing this series, another thing a very organized host does is be in contact with participants. The Southwest Horn Conference for 2012 is this...

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

Getting a makeover I am very excited to have sent off a stock Yamaha horn to be customized and upgraded by Patterson Hornworks. This will...

Another excellent resource for horn players In order to recruit students and provide a public service, quite a few horn professors have created fairly elaborate...
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