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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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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...

Henri Kling (1842-1918) spent most of his career in Geneva, where he was professor of horn and solfège at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865...
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This one has a pretty quick answer but is a great question as it relates to my IHS presentation next week and is something...

Regular readers will know already that I enjoy making silly cartoons and Photoshop renderings that are related to the French horn. Some previous efforts have...

A buccina is an ancient brass instrument that was used in the Roman army. In the spirit of that instrument Respighi called for this...

It has been an active week in terms of collecting and presenting survey data. Now that some time has passed, the time seems right...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...