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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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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

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...

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Beer as a brass polish? An article titled "5 New Uses for Beer" had me wondering if this technique would work on an un-lacquered brass...

A new site for ROPA The new Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) web site has finally launched - the designer of this new site is...

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...

And so, after a period of hiatus I have returned. Over the past few weeks, I have been making major adjustments to my life and...

The whole vs. the sum of its parts. The French horn's valve and tuning slides work together as a comprehensive system. Small tweaks and compensations...

Thanksgiving can be a time of reflection, and recently I realized a somewhat deep thought with respect to sound. Starting on a basic level, the...

Photos from Disneyland. In the area of Disneyland called ToonTown, there is a fun fountain in the central plaza with a few funny horn-related sculptures. Here...

With this post for Hornmasters we turn to a brief series on care and maintenance of the horn. Farkas offers in The Art of French...
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