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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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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

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A few months back, some fun was had with Hollywood actors Keanu Reeves and Leonardo DiCaprio and more specifically, with their internet memes. In online imageboard communities...

Continuing our series, we turn to two more Classic horn methods for their notes on tonguing, both of which hit on some ideas outside...

There are some things in horn playing that truly are mysterious. One is the interaction between lip and mouthpiece and horn. As I mentioned in...

Thinking about my faculty recital this year I knew I would be using my triple horn and my mind went to a classic horn...

A topic I recently promised to return to and expand upon was that of breaking the embouchure. It is another of those hot topics...

I was recently asked about beginner method books. This summer I am actually teaching two beginners and coming back to it I still like...

Working on my session that I will present next week at the Mid-South Horn Workshop I saw a reference to a discussion of tongue...

Shooting ourselves in the foot with misinformation and gossip, teachers without hope, and personal demons. As pointed out in "Narcissism" a common tool of narcissists...
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