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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 common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

Below are yet more, somewhat random Hornist Hamster memes. Can you find the Robert Schumann quote? Enjoy!   Mistakes are made by fools like me, but...

I have seen the following meme go around Facebook several times: As a horn teacher I have to say this meme, while it sounds like...

Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I...
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To a certain degree a principal horn is only as good as the second player that supports him or her. A key element in...

Tucked in an old copy of the Oscar Franz Method that I was given years ago was a full page advertisement for King horns....

As a young professional I eagerly accepted playing jobs anywhere they could be found - no matter how far they were or how little...

44th Symposium recap In case you missed it, here are all of John's recent articles covering his experiences at the recent International Horn Society Symposium...
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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...