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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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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

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Back a few years ago I wrote (at some professional risk) a number of items on the mellophone, including an article on mellophone mouthpiece...

There are a number of topics where it is particularly interesting to compare and contrast the approaches of Philip Farkas and Gunther Schuller. Being...

Thoughts on the creative process. A few years ago I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and saw Pablo Picasso's Les...

Now that the Illinois legislature has released the "Blago" from his governmental duties, he is free and clear to pursue other jobs of equal...

In part I of this series on the low range, quotations from a number of older horn texts were presented that in brief give...

Finally it is to discuss building up the high and low ranges of the horn, a topic on which every horn teacher has thoughts....

A question a lot of people wonder is who plays what horn and also the related, larger question of what is a professional quality...

Phoenix Symphony, the state budget and the sorry state of education. From the Tuesday, May 19th Phoenix Business Journal: The Phoenix Symphony Association Inc. and Phoenix...
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