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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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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...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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While Horn Matters is a relatively new venture - having just recently reached the 3-year mark - a lot of work happens behind-the-scenes to keep the...

In all sorts of job situations we have official ranks. I held the titled position of Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony for six...

Entrée Vous Greg Sandow makes a really good argument for music programs at institutions of higher learning to start teaching more classes on entrepreneurship in...

It took me several years on the faculty at ASU to even notice this horn, a Reynolds Pottag Model horn. When I noticed it...

While I can’t be International Horn Competition of America for 2009, I was there in 2005. The original Horn Notes Blog was HTML; this...

It is great that there is something we can all agree upon: (Unless you are from the grammar police). Play pretty and remember that Horns Rule. For more...

Several times recently I have noted that it is not widely enough known that the Concert Rondo of Mozart, K. 371, is actually sixty...

First a question, did you notice any general category of technical material missing from the materials in the previous posts in this series? In the...
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