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BRUCE HEMBD is an IT professional by day who plays French horn professionally at night. » Articles by Bruce Hembd » Bio

2016 Update: Advertising at Horn Matters

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

On Dealing with New Compositions with Bad Horn Writing

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Pre-Holiday Flood: It’s Raining Memes!

Click on any image to enlarge.                                                                                             More Memes, Say You? If you enjoyed these, you might browse the entire Photoshop & Memes category and look around. Below are...

Giving Thanks for Things that Matter

It it that time of year here in America, when families typically get together during a holiday from work to share food and stories...

8 Signs That it Might Be Time to Change Teachers

Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Random Wednesday: Windmills of the Mind

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Updates to the Horn Matters Web Site

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...

Random Monday: Real World Crossover

Prepping for the holiday I found some decorative antlers and decided to make a statement for the holidays. Learned helplessness According to Dr. Martin Seligman, being repeatedly...

Random Monday: Going Dutch, Furry Footstools and The Dude

Going Dutch Over the past month, I have been involved in a production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. The staging was a bit unusual in that the...

Random Monday: Better Late than Never

Last week I took a road trip to New Mexico in order to take care of some business, and also to get some work...