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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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Bravery, heroism and no clams.* George Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851) by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze A historic moment in American history is captured on canvas; General George...

UPDATE: 10/19/2010 - a revised graphic and final word. This is the time of year when academic music performance majors are planning recitals. A big factor...

Another question that came in recently was that of why a person in a horn section sounded bad. In the E-mail it mentioned the...

I have been using this shot as a Facebook profile lately. I love the simplicity.

One thing that I like about trumpet forums is their open-mindedness when it comes to trying out new things. Whereas some in the French...

For Harry Berv in A Creative Approach to the French Horn the double horn was the horn of choice. In school systems, single F and...

Crossroads can have many branches. Many musicians like myself experience a pivotal moment in their lives when they hit the full-time orchestral employment wall and...

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...
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