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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 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...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...
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After joining the ASU faculty as horn professor in the fall of 2001 I was honored to get to know and work with one...

One of the things my name has become associated with over the years is scholarship into the horn in the nineteenth century. Even in...

A good question that came in a few months ago (a bit behind on these) was the following, slightly cleaned up for grammar. How is...

A blog I follow by a former student (from when I was on the summer faculty of the Brevard Music Center) is Zen and...

One thing I have become convinced of lately is that certainly there are non horn players who think that horn players miss notes mostly...

A thrifty customer once asked me why he should have his horn professionally cleaned, when he had been cleaning his horn at home in...

A post on the Pope Instrument Repair site/blog points to the results of the blind test of horns done at the 2008 IHS Denver...

Compare and contrast. I have a love/hate relationship with the composer John Cage. I love his writings and I love the heady philosophical concepts behind...
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