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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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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...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

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Yesterday in studio class we had three students play who have auditions coming up. With them I brought up the topic of three strikes....

As a horn teacher I have seen quite a few students with various issues with the left hand and arm. I have had some...

High range development is a topic that comes up with every horn student, and every horn teacher has his or her ideas as to...

Many thousands of horn players in the United States are now out on the field marching with mellophones. At Arizona State a line of...

Little ones At the Dulwich Hamlet Junior School, two school kids demonstrate the smiling embouchure. No doubt they were all giggles while getting their picture...

A true oddity. Over at Daily Observations, Charles Noble has posted pictures and video of an odd instrument called the Stroh violin, or violinophone. It...

Not everybody has the cash - or the need - for an expensive custom horn. While in my dreams an Engelbert Schmid quintuple horn floats...

In this series we now arrive at the topic of pitch bending, an exercise that can be of great benefit to hornists to develop...
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