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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 horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

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I was recently asked a question about what exactly is meant when a horn has “hollow valves.” To understand the term in a general way...

Introducing the "Hubie." The Jaded Clam Award of Merit Introducing an Award of Merit reserved for recognizing and honoring noteworthy accomplishments in the world of classical...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Today I am posting an article from Lisa Serafini, a sales representative from Ultrasonic Power Corporation. This is not a paid...

I have long been interested in horn history. My main website is well known for its horn history resources and I am sure has...

I have been working on the final Trio section from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, not for a specific performance but rather as an exercise...

Horn Matters has now passed 2,000 articles of total content. The following articles are the top 9 overall, looking at stats from the inception...

Back a few years ago I wrote (at some professional risk) a number of items on the mellophone, including an article on mellophone mouthpiece...
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