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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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Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

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...

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Horn Matters has now passed 2,000 articles of total content. The following articles are the top 9 overall, looking at stats from the inception...

Our last post in this portion of the Hornmasters series on right hand position features quotes from two very different, classic horn texts that...

An excellent tool to make YouTube videos portable. More and more I like to use brief videos in music lessons to illustrate various things that...

Auf dem Strom (1828) is the best known work of Schubert for horn and voice, but it was preceded in 1827 by a very...

No work required! Seriously -- I found this on Amazon.com, this is not a made-up Photoshop trick. "Silent ultrasonic subliminal programming using brainwave entrainment technology"...

A growing trend on YouTube is something that might be called video scores - a video of a music score, with page turns timed...

This year on my annual recital one work will again be on natural horn. Between my personal instruments and Arizona State I have access...

We have some very thoughtful commentators on Horn Matters. University of Iowa horn professor Jeffrey Agrell wrote a great comment in reply to my...
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