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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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One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

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Summer time is here - this is prime time for savvy music students to acquire music students of their own. This is a great...

Over the weekend I saw a link to a review of a new book, The Savvy Musician, and also yesterday saw that Bruce Hembd...

Site updates While I have been relatively quiet on the public side of Horn Matters over the past few weeks, I have been busy plugging away...

While to this point this series has focused on older published sources on the horn, at this time we turn a corner toward three...

Anyone who has read Farkas knows he was quite concerned with pressure and not using too much pressure into the high range. As a...

Ever since reading about using a brass stopping mute for mouthpiece practice on Julia Rose's site, I have wanted to try it out. I...

Columbus Symphony Principal Clarinet David Thomas has a number of great one-liners in an interesting recent post, Tweets Dec 16-21, 2009. Of the group,...

The topic of Kruspe or Geyer was a prior “From the Mailbag” question, but what if a horn is not a Kruspe or a...
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