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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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Cleveland musicians in IU residency Students at Indiana University were treated to a chamber concert of Cleveland Orchestra musicians that included music for brass and...

A new blog I am following is at Julia Rose's Horn Page, the site of Julia Rose, third hornist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra....

A Bridge To Nowhere? Ramon Ricker makes a strong argument for being a pro-active musician. Shelbyville gets a brass maker. Nice to see an instrument maker make...

QUESTION: I must be a total idiot, but I cannot get my spit valves to work on any horn I have tried. It seems that...

Summer time is here - this is prime time for savvy music students to acquire music students of their own. This is a great...

Today I played a bit of natural horn for a change and also spotted this great video among a group of recently posted videos...

The Arnolfini Portrait dates from 1434. It was painted on an oak panel by Flemish artist Jan van Eyck and is also known as...

My 2011 recital at the Musical Instrument Museum is coming soon -- Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 and 1:00 to be exact. On a...
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