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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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Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

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...

Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...

One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...
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It was a long weekend of playing, as evidenced by a green-stained right hand in the picture below. Have you ever wondered why this happens?...

One thing that students hate to do is write their own cadenza. Once they get going they usually find it is not that hard...

I have been meaning to post this one for a while now. I stumbled on this YouTube video of the Schumann Konzertstuck for Four...

More on preparing for the real world. Since posting a blog on applying an electronics education model to music performance education, I have found several...

It has been pins and needles here in my corner of the world. Contract negotiations between Arizona Opera and the musicians have been a roller...

This cube is all the Photoshop goodies I have posted at Horn Matters. While not a Rubick's cube, may it be a rubric - to...

Finally we get to some real horn playing, and this week is jam packed with information to consider in relation to your typical warm-up...

This week we really have much more to cover than could possibly be covered in one week. Fortunately, most of this general content spills...
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