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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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Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...
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Back in 2009 I noted that Jeffrey Agrell, the tireless horn professor at the University of Iowa, had out a new publication, Improv Games...

I had always thought that fox hunting was more-or-less a European sport, but then I found this passage in an obituary last week at...

Recently I have had the opportunity to try this great example of an althorn. This particular one is in F and was made by...

Recent months have seen several CDs come in for review, and to start a short series of reviews first up is Tales of Imagination...

After having played on the same mouthpiece rim for about 15 years I recently decided to try out something totally different - stainless-steel rims...

A few days ago I updated the page in my Horn Articles Online site that describes a pair of piston valved horns owned by...

This coming Sunday at 2:30 I will be playing on my faculty recital at ASU the most difficult piece ever written for the horn!...

Our Public Service Announcement of the week is on case straps. Cases with shoulder and backpack straps are quite popular. Not all of the straps...
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