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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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Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...
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One question that comes in periodically is about a type of double horn that seems to have been constructed to have the valve slides...

It has been a busy week for me in regards to Horn Matters.  Thanks to the Internet giant Google, a library of code can be added...

UPDATE: The completed dissertation may be downloaded here: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17567 I am contacted periodically by students working on Doctoral projects. I don’t always have time to participate,...

Rachel asks: I am located in Europe and looking for someone to do a routine clean on my horn. What kind of cleaning do you recommend...

I find this a very interesting description of how the muscles work, especially compared to the typical Farkas-oriented approach. The embouchure consists of two pairs...

Ever since reading about using a brass stopping mute for mouthpiece practice on Julia Rose's site, I have wanted to try it out. I...

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...

If you are looking for a book to read over break, the Randy Gardner book is to be recommended. In particular I found this...
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