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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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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Intonation is always a topic among hornists. One note I listen for carefully is C-sharp, third space. This should be a great note; often...

Moving on, William R. Brophy in his Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn notes that “the place at which the bell...

In the recent interview article with Bruce Richards he had a quote from our common teacher David Wakefield which reminded me of my first...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

This is a topic that is really central to tonguing but not necessarily well taught or understood. To begin, for all articulations more gentle than...

This is the final article I will be posting from the archive of the original Horn Notes Blog, originally dated 7/17/05 and posted with...

My annual horn recital will occur on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 5:00, Katzin Concert Hall at the Arizona State University School of Music, assisted...

This question was so beautifully written that I will leave it exactly as it came in: Hi there! I'm a Junior in high school, and...
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