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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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Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

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The HORNDOG GOLDEN CLAM AWARD of MERIT* is reserved for recognizing and honoring noteworthy accomplishments in the world of classical music. This honor, governed by the...

University articles If you are enjoying John Ericson's new University of Horn Matters articles as much as I have been, there will be plenty more...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

UPDATE: 10/19/2010 - a revised graphic and final word. This is the time of year when academic music performance majors are planning recitals. A big factor...

Top Ten List for Students When choosing a school for undergraduate or graduate studies, when making choices while in college and after graduation, a young...

Sunday afternoon I heard an excellent performance of an extended suite of selections from The Nutcracker performed by the ASU Symphony Orchestra on their...

Guns for hire Looking to rent a set of Wagner tuben? Through Erin Vang at wagnertuben.blogspot.com: Our tuben are a matched set of Alexanders picked out...

Ever notice that there are certain performances that stick out in your memory? This weekend I was involved with performances and a recording of...
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