hit counter

Home Page

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.)

Siegfried's Call - Close the Gap
- - Please visit: Siegfried's Call - -

Most Recent Articles

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...
- - Please visit: PDF Library - -

Random Articles

I recently noted an interesting online article from Frøydis Ree Wekre on the rules of horn playing. Basically she says in “Never Say Never...

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

Interested in owning a custom horn but hesitant about the cost? There is a resource out there worth checking into. I have mentioned a couple...

The years between 1814 and 1850 saw the introduction of the valved horn into music and many changes in horn technique, especially in the...

This weekend I got busy working on the five newly composed etudes by Douglas Akey that comprise the AMEA Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors...

I was recently asked a question about what exactly is meant when a horn has “hollow valves.” To understand the term in a general way...

In 1973 I started sixth grade. That year I also started playing trumpet and this very book was the very first book I used:...

In the recent interview article with Bruce Richards he had a quote from our common teacher David Wakefield which reminded me of my first...
- - Please visit: University of Horn Matters - -