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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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One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...

This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

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...
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I was recently pointed to the Lawson Horns website looking for some information in their print publications on trying mouthpieces and leadpipes, but those...

This week our discussion will focus on topics discussed in and articles linked from this article from last year, The Natural Horn in the Romantic...

The topic from the Douglas Hill master classes at ASU last weekend that has generated the most discussion in lessons this week is that...

Photos from Disneyland. In the area of Disneyland called ToonTown, there is a fun fountain in the central plaza with a few funny horn-related sculptures. Here...

Last night the 80th Annual Academy Awards was broadcast on live television. Millions of viewers worldwide watched to see who would walk away with...

One of those “hot button” topics is that of mouthpiece placement. Last week I certainly pushed that button. With that post I also had...

An ongoing series of YouTube videos is TubaPeopleTV. Hosted and created by Michael Grose of the University of Oregon, this week the new episode...

I have a lot more quotes lined up from classic publications, but one resource and topic that was passed by earlier in this series...
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