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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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A number of items have come in for review, and to start catching up on that today we have two 2013 products of interest. First...

Over the past several months I have posted a series of articles about the production of a new brass trio CD, as I think...

One of my strong interests is the history of horn pedagogy, and over the years I have accumulated quite a number of interesting horn...

One common question relates to the “A” valve seen on most single Bb horns and descant horns. The central question would be “what is...
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Another recent question that came in had to do with bore of horns, as in what is actually meant when people say a horn...

"The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces." --Anatole France As the word spreads on the New York Times...
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The list of accomplishments of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci is, without a doubt, impressive. When we use the term renaissance man in today's culture, his epic...

One thing that I like about trumpet forums is their open-mindedness when it comes to trying out new things. Whereas some in the French...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...