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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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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

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...

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An eclectic collection from a world traveler. I can't remember exactly when I found Phil Holcomb's web site but once I did I was intrigued...

For some years I have used a version of a strap or flipper or duck’s foot on my horn. While the other straps I...

A topic that comes up pretty often teaching is that of what fingerings to use in the low range, specifically in the range from...

Mahler's Personal Score Through Kenneth Woods this treasure was found -- Gustav Mahler's annotated, personal copy of his first symphony at the NY Phil web...

An encouraging trend. In updating my links and blogroll page a few weeks ago, I noticed a promising trend that seems to be emerging. More...

The seasons are changing. One thing I have seen little remarked upon but something to keep in the back of your mind is that...

Continuing from Part I. While working as a temp at a technology education center this summer, I worked with their goals and rationale of their...

One new blog that caught my attention is The Musician's Way Blog, which is part of a companion site to a new book, The...
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