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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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Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

On my Summit CD Canto, which recently was posted (legally) on YouTube in full, I included several works that I felt have not received...

This past weekend the 2017 edition of the Southwest Horn Conference was held at Phoenix College in, you guessed it, Phoenix, Arizona. There are...

One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

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Tooting our own horn.Although it has only been around since September 1, 2009, HORNMATTERS has a unique and long history behind it. John and I have...

A topic in a number of lessons this week has been right hand position. Something I referenced in these lessons was the quote in the following post,...

I am not a perv....really! (from the old Horndog Blog) Whenever I mention the name of my blog and website to new people, I...

Angel Awards for four previously reviewed sites. At the time of this post, the Golden Clam Award is relatively new and some previously reviewed items...

Here is a topic that you won’t see often in a horn blog—tone on the mellophone. I have a very clear idea of what a...

When working in Chicago as a freelancer many years ago, a portion of my work involved commuting very long distances. For a few jobs...

Continuing our series on the topic of the slur, air, and vowels, Milan Yancich has an interesting angle on the “wah-wah” problem in the...
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