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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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Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

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A while back I had a question come in on the 5-valve single B-flat horn. These are still made but they are not common...

David Wilken has put together a superb 50-minute video on embouchure basics that should be required watching for both teachers and players. The topic of...

Why limit yourself to horn-specific methods and etudes? Getting tired of your etude books? Kopprasch, Maxime-Alphonse, and Gallay are among the staples of the French...

Tag, you're it! A new tag has been added for "Contributing author." In case you missed it, contributing authors Dave Weiner (brass technician) and Tom...

While the topic was addressed in other chapters, Farkas felt it important to emphasize and expand his thoughts on mouthpiece pressure in a dedicated...

I am not a huge proponent of Freudian psychology but I do appreciate some aspects of Jungian theory. For the unitiated, Carl Jung pioneered the...

Steampunk Horn Steam Punk is a genre of comic book that takes place in an alternate reality, where instead of electricity being our main power...

Vienna Symphonic Library picture From a history on the horn, there is this picture of a unique horn built for a czar. It is hard...
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