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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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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...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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Random Articles

With the IHS symposium over for me it is time to move on into summer plans. Looking way back to a post dated 12/11/04...

As I will soon become brass department chair at Arizona State I recently obtained a copy of the Scott Whitener book A Complete Guide...

Updated search engine Horn Matters to-date houses over 1,900 articles. With a little digging around in the Archives it has been fairly easy to find specific...

A true oddity. Last year, a picture and description of Roger Bobo playing the Bass Horn was posted here. It is a one-of-a-kind monstrosity that...

To tease the conclusion first, I was very pleasantly surprised by the plastic (Lexan) Kelly MC horn mouthpiece. Why a plastic mouthpiece? This past fall I...

One excerpt horn players learn is the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. I was recently working on this with a young student as...

A picture is worth 1000 words - what about video? The wonder that is YouTube never ceases to amaze me. My favorite guilty pleasure is finding...

Last year Horn Matters had fairly detailed day-by-day coverage of IHS Brisbane. This year will be a bit briefer in scope, but not because...
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