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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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It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

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...
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Ring a ding, dinger... A customer brings a horn in for a cleaning, pulls out the bell, and says, "And can you do something about...

In the most recent issue of The Horn Call (May, 2008) there is an interesting article by Frøydis Ree Wekre on horn playing and...

One of the oldies but goodies. I just noticed (!) that John Ericson's Horn Articles Online has hit its ten-year anniversary - a noteworthy...

Today we have a four-pack of quotes from classic horn texts on holding the horn and left hand position, with two keys for fast...

University articles If you are enjoying John Ericson's new University of Horn Matters articles as much as I have been, there will be plenty more...

I will be presenting three sessions at the upcoming IHS International Horn Symposium, and the next three weeks I plan to spend a week...

I am not playing assistant but I am playing in the section of the Phoenix Symphony again this week. The post below is from...

Perhaps the oldest of the "old standard" horn etudes are the Kopprasch etudes. Back in 1997 my article on the history of the Kopprasch...
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