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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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One Internet resource not that well known among horn players is the Horn Opera Project website of Ericka Tyner Grodrian. Dr. Grodrian is horn professor...

You want me to stop missing notes? I need a new mouthpiece I’ve been feeling down about the election and need a new mouthpiece to...

As noted in my recent article on the Theme and Variations, Op. 13, of Franz Strauss, in 2003 I released an album I titled...

The following are the top ten PDF downloads for the past year from Horn Matters (and "number 6 will surprise you"). Thank you for your...

Back in 2003 I released an album I titled Les Adieux, which included all the works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano that...

Back in 2013 Horn Matters reviewed the first edition of Horn Playing from the Inside Out by Eli Epstein. In three parts, that review...

A central idea presented in the 2016 publication Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool is the...

Back in 2015 I started posting articles (starting here) that lead up to this one-- the new CD is done! With special thanks to...

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Odds are that if you were to play one opera in your life, it would most likely be Carmen. When recently playing principal in...

High range development in 1956 and today remains a major goal of students of the horn. Philip Farkas in The Art of French Horn...

Nerves, performance anxiety, and peak performance are topics of particular interest to hornists. I was just pointed to a new video presentation on this...

In the most recent issue of The Horn Call (May, 2008) there is an interesting article by Frøydis Ree Wekre on horn playing and...

For some years in Horn Articles Online I had a substantial article posted under the title “Audition Central.” My original idea was to present...

Puss in Boots - obsessed with the hunt by nature - caught red-handed in secret sideline career!

September 1st, 2012 (tomorrow, in our neck of the woods) will mark a significant milestone for Horn Matters. Three years ago, John and I decided to...

As a horn teacher I find master classes of other brass instruments to be particularly interesting. Each brass instrument has differences and similarities both...
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