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Horn Matters is the leading online resource on the French horn, 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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At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Horn students are certainly always looking for tips that will give them that edge. Studying excerpts with multiple teachers at an advanced level is advantageous...

I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

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Screaming fortissimo David Thomas reminds us about quality vs. quantity when it comes to loud playing. He quotes a review of a chamber music...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

In regard to a previous post - "Dreams and Goals; Music Performance and Music Education" - I have gotten some feedback though private emails,...

In late 2012 I posted a review which I titled The Surprising Kelly MC Lexan Mouthpiece. Since that review was completed I have given the...

I have a lot more quotes lined up from classic publications, but one resource and topic that was passed by earlier in this series...

Ummm...mellophone mouthpieces? Funny how jet lag can just hit you. I thought I was doing well from the travel back from Taiwan, then, wham! Last...

For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...

This week we will zero in on the topic of the natural horn in solo and chamber works of Mozart and Haydn. We have...
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