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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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Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...

One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...

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...
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The first full day of the event was Monday. Of all the days on the schedule this is perhaps the busiest on paper and...

To conclude this short series I will step away from old horn methods and focus in on my take on the exhale and points...

An op-ed and the first Jaded Clam for 2009. Amateur musician Gilbert Kaplan is not a professionally-trained musician but his 20-year experience with one composition...

One of my younger students was fascinated by my pencil clip. This is really a must have item for the horn player. It is...

To make it official, I have had a push on for some time toward the completion of two new publications, Ultimate Horn Technique and...

One booklet I have had for some years is the 1977 publication Super Power Embouchure by “Brass Teacher & High Range Coach” A. A....

It is a busy time for me - February and March are packed with performances. Next week for example, I will be playing a both...

Among the articles here few have generated so much discussion as the the recent ones that addressed the topic of the embouchure break. It...
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