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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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Top Ten List for Students When choosing a school for undergraduate or graduate studies, when making choices while in college and after graduation, a young...

There are a couple courses I wish I had taken as an undergraduate--courses normally taken by music education students. While my undergrad degree is in...

I have received a number of positive E-mails on the new books but now the first published review is out. The Middle Horn Leader...

Here are online resources for the names used in the Who's Who survey - in a single list. Radek Baborák Andrew Bain Dale Clevenger Stefan Dohr Annamia Eriksson Ronald Janezic Richard King Frank...

While Farkas in The Art of French Horn Playing does address the topic of etude study in the section on practice, he did not...

One topic I regularly talk to students about is their resume. There is a wonderful resource on this topic that has been online for...

The secret to Horn Matters? John and I are actually grotesque zombies.

Met Brass CD The much anticipated Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Brass recording is now available. Samples of each track can be previewed at the CDBaby web...
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