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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 number of items have come in for review, and to start catching up on that today we have two 2013 products of interest. First...

Over the past several months I have posted a series of articles about the production of a new brass trio CD, as I think...

One of my strong interests is the history of horn pedagogy, and over the years I have accumulated quite a number of interesting horn...

One common question relates to the “A” valve seen on most single Bb horns and descant horns. The central question would be “what is...
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A good place to start when studying the horn calls from Siegfried or the Rhine Journey is within the character of Siegfried himself....

Day two for me started out with practice and then attending the session by natural hornist Richard Seraphinoff. I had studied with Rick at...

One section that was cut from a draft of my mellophone book was a section on the mellophone toss. While I don’t recommend it,...

Whenever creating a new web site, a developer tries to be as inclusive as possible. We want our web sites to look good in...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...