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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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After subbing in the ASU Sinfonietta (see the previous post) a number of the mostly younger horn students in the section commented on my...

A blog reader, a high school student, wrote in after reading the recent mellophone mouthpiece series asking about heavy mouthpieces. Are they better? The...

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable time in the Doctoral oral defense presented by Deanna Swoboda, who is currently Assistant Professor of tuba/euphonium at...

Among horns I have owned over the years I have tried and changed several leadpipes. A change of leadpipe continues to be a popular...

The evils of brass instruments There are thousands of homes in this land made wretched because of the husband or the son is a slave...

Besides performing, a lot of advanced horn students have dreams of teaching the horn full time at the college level. In The Musician’s Way...

Our dubious colleague Mr. Archibald Noodlefish* returns for further commentary, sharing his odd take on a well-known quote from Sir Simon Rattle about orchestral...

Earlier this week we added a new item to the site, Google Adsense. These are tiny little advertisements that relate to the context of...
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