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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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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...

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...
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In Part I, the main focus was on the mouthpiece parts closest to the embouchure. For this reason alone, it seems entirely logical that the...

When I can make it I like to get to ASU Band Day. I went last year, and reported on it in 2006 as well....

A roundup reflecting on things read over the week. Wizard of Oz Justin Locke provides a very interesting analysis of the Wizard of Oz Story. It...

Beautiful photography of a period instrument master. Back in April 2009, Lowell Greer held a master class and played a concert at the University of...

Thinking about my faculty recital this year I knew I would be using my triple horn and my mind went to a classic horn...

I had a question come in recently on the use of the assistant first horn. I actually wrote a full article on this topic...

When I think of summer part of what I think about is playing summer band concerts in the park. That thought reminded me of...

Bruce Richards recently wrote in his site Living the Dream of “Four Summers That Changed My Life.” I was particularly interested to read this...
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