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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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One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...
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As I write I am back in Taiwan after a week in Shanghai. A most interesting week, which we started arranging late last summer...

New horizons Over the next few weeks, details of a new and exciting collaborative project between myself and John Ericson will be revealed. I have...

One goal this semester is to use repertoire as not only a broad overview of history but also to look at performance of literature...

This past weekend a colleague in the Arizona Opera orchestra showed me a new horn product. At first glance I honestly thought it was...

Horn teachers have always wanted their students to practice. Farkas in The Art of French Horn Playing divided practice for purposes of improvement on the...

In search of a united arts fund in Phoenix. A 6/15/09 Columbus Dispatch article summarizes a recent trend in the Arts: The use of social media...

Met Brass CD The much anticipated Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Brass recording is now available. Samples of each track can be previewed at the CDBaby web...

The Art of Practice, Part III. Not much is known about the ancient philosopher, mathematician and cult leader Pythagoras but we do have him...
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