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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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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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Another tweaked classic. The recent sweep of modern music at the Grammy awards in the classical music category inspired this "twisted classic." Three Musicians (1921) features...

That Lennon horn picture Thanks to C. Scott Smith I have some background on a picture that I own, of John Lennon tooting on a...

In recent correspondence I was pointed toward a great online resource on Aubrey Brain, father of the virtuoso hornist Dennis Brain. It is by...

Howdy from Texas! I hit the ground here on Saturday and will have daily reports this week for Horn Matters on some of the...

One question I have been asked by students fairly often over the years is what is a service? As in, an orchestra pays $XX per...

Ryan asks: I am in the market for a new horn and I've noticed intermediate horns seem to have the same specs, but are typically...

This brief series on care and maintenance concludes today with notes from three more classic horn publications. Richard Merewether in The horn, the horn…, after...

Most active horn teachers have read the Farkas book at some point but mostly not recently. One thing that you may have missed was...
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