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Horn Matters is the leading online resource on the French horn, 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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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

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A second career. For over a dozen years now, I have been a freelance web developer. It has had its up and downs, but in...

Today I received a most interesting note from Herb Winslow, associate principal horn, the Minnesota Orchestra, which he has granted me permission to quote....

It is amazing how many things take on the name French horn that are not actually musical instruments. Of course there is the group...

In the first paragraph of an NPR article we learn "One musician in Connecticut learned the hard way about the dangers of not cleaning...

Gunther Schuller in Horn Technique has a rather different take on the tongue and tonguing than Farkas. He certainly does not agree with the...

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...

This summer I am presenting three sessions at the IHS symposium in Memphis, and this week the major project was organizing my materials for...

With IHS Denver over for only 24 hours as I write this post much is still fresh in my mind from the event. WOW! Congratulations...
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