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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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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Random Articles

One discussion horn teachers have over and over with students is that of trying to select works for recitals. Years ago in a lesson...

A reader who switched to the new wedge mouthpiece, and is enthusiastic about it, recently sent me his spare mouthpiece to consider for review....

In the world of horn there have been few that made as much impact as Philip Farkas (1914-1992). The Art of French Horn Playing...

Navel gazing ... ooh look ... some lint! Horn Manufacturing From Facebook fan page called "Conn Horns" I discovered a neat video on the manufacturing process...

I have begun a project that involves closely reading a number of horn method books this summer. While I don’t at this point want...

Tuesday morning I had to hear the 9:00 recital. Why? Because I was on the 11:30 recital in the same venue and I wanted...

It's Just the Singing Putting the rather strong and insistent tone aside, this post from Roger Rocco has some interesting thoughts to think about. I...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...
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