hit counter

Home Page

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.)

Siegfried's Call - Close the Gap
- - Please visit: Siegfried's Call - -

Most Recent Articles

Today the final of this series of brief reviews is of not one but two new CDs featuring Anneke Scott performing a wide variety of...

Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...
- - Please visit: PDF Library - -

Random Articles

Next week I will joining for my second year the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp. Last year I prepared a packet for students...

We all go through cycles of highs and lows. In any given day, for example, your entire physiological system goes through a cycle of...

The last few weeks of teaching and playing have been very interesting, as I have arrived at several key insights into my own playing...

This past weekend at the 2008 Southeast Horn Workshop I enjoyed meeting one of the sons of the late Milan Yancich, Mark Yancich, who...

A conversation I end up having fairly often is on the topic of what makes a horn a professional quality horn. The Nirschl in...

While practicing music, I mentally take note of areas that sound good, passages that sound OK, and passages that need more work. I try my...

Kendall Betts in a recent post to the “Ask the Pros” section of the IHS website pointed out a great quotation on tonguing from...

It took me several years on the faculty at ASU to even notice this horn, a Reynolds Pottag Model horn. When I noticed it...
- - Please visit: University of Horn Matters - -