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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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Many years ago, at the home of Philip Farkas, I held in my hands a copy of the mouthpiece of Dennis Brain. Farkas was...

Regular visitors may have noticed some changes here at Horn Matters. The overall look-and-feel of the site has changed significantly over the past few...

We all know that the standard arrangement of horn sections has the players blowing down the section from the first horn. In other words,...

Back in the Spring I recorded a brass trio CD with ASU colleagues Douglas Yeo and Deanna Swoboda. After editing the project thoroughly (more...
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Many years ago, at the home of Philip Farkas, I held in my hands a copy of the mouthpiece of Dennis Brain. Farkas was...

A complete reference. Transposition Chart (PDF) (updated 2012) Over the past few months, I have been posting various transposition tricks, including how to transpose: A and A-flat in...

As someone who works in marketing and advertising, I respect the value and power of word-of-mouth opinion. While big-name consumer brands - like McDonald's and Sony - manipulate popular...

Regular visitors may have noticed some changes here at Horn Matters. The overall look-and-feel of the site has changed significantly over the past few...
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As someone who works in marketing and advertising, I respect the value and power of word-of-mouth opinion. While big-name consumer brands - like McDonald's and Sony - manipulate popular...

A complete reference. Transposition Chart (PDF) (updated 2012) Over the past few months, I have been posting various transposition tricks, including how to transpose: A and A-flat in...

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In the paintings of Vincent van Gogh, intense color and passionate brush strokes are the key influential elements. His influence in the art world...