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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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This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...
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The episode of The MelloCast for this week, episode 46, focuses on The Brass Gym for horn, a comprehensive book and CD for warm-up...

To close out the year for Horn Matters, we do check the stats and the below are the top 14 articles or pages on...

"Making Connections" was the subtitle of a presentation I gave at The Orchestral Musicians Symposium here in Phoenix yesterday. The main goal was to demystify...

Following up on the post from Bruce yesterday (on playing notes out the valve slides--check that video) I have two more horn player “tricks”...

While the topic was addressed in other chapters, Farkas felt it important to emphasize and expand his thoughts on mouthpiece pressure in a dedicated...

James Bash of Oregon Music News reports that There’s a big mystery behind Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major. Since the original manuscript has never...

This week I had the opportunity to perform the double concerto commonly attributed to Haydn. My performance was with Rose French (with piano), as...

At the behest of a commenter at my "The Horn on YouTube" post, I set out to investigate horn-related videos at other popular online...
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