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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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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...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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This week we will zero in on the topic of the natural horn in solo and chamber works of Mozart and Haydn. We have...

Today I got my parade fix for the year at the Tempe Veteran’s Day Parade. It is very much like the small town parades...

Shift happens. Symphonic musicians and their managements need to wake up.When I first started making web sites over ten years ago, a web site...

As I think back on it many summers I have had a “project” of some sort. This summer I plan to play quite a...

What was Munch screaming about? Was it the daily assault on our senses from media? The fear and anxiety of living in our modern age?...

Nerves, performance anxiety, and peak performance are topics of particular interest to hornists. I was just pointed to a new video presentation on this...

On getting the axe. George Carlin was, if anything, a brilliant observer of our American culture and its quirky social trends. In this video, he...

A meme is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. Combining images into a humorous juxtaposition with some kind of photo editor is one way in...
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