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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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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...
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I have been working on the final Trio section from Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, not for a specific performance but rather as an exercise...

By this point some readers following the course are probably feeling that the focus has been on technical minutiae. I can relate to that...

Under siege For about 10 years now, I have been faithfully using custom musician ear plugs whenever a rehearsal dynamic exceeds 90 decibels. I do...

Among recent updates to my Horn Articles Online site was the restoration to the site an article on the use of the assistant first...

I have been relatively quiet here on Horn Matters for a few weeks. The reasons being that I have been intensely focused on all...

Checking the Arts Addict blog today I noted his recent post on the “Top Ten Ways That College Debt Screws Up Your Life, and How...

With the first semester of the University of Horn Matters horn pedagogy course nearly complete it seems like a good time to re-post the...

If you have played in a brass quintet at all you have probably seen the name Wilke Renwick. His Dance for brass quintet is...
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