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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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The pleasures in performing music are relatively well known - they seem practically innate from birth. Over time these joys can mature into a...

Some of my favorite texts. Still in time for the holidays, here is a top-ten list of with some of my favorite horn-related texts. As...

William R. Brophy wrote Technical Studies for Solving Special Problems on the Horn (1977) during his tenure as Professor of Horn at Ohio University....

As the old saying goes, "two heads are better than one." Combining the Horn Notes Blog and Horndog Blog into one resource, Horn Matters is...

Hallowed Ween Humor Believe it or not...when not terrorizing innocent villagers with their wild antics, the classic Hollywood monsters we know and love played the...

UPDATED: 12/14/2010 Added a new article from David Wilken. Commentary and other opinion Here are some links to commentary on my embouchure-related posts and last Monday's...

A few months back, some fun was had with Hollywood actors Keanu Reeves and Leonardo DiCaprio and more specifically, with their internet memes. In online imageboard communities...

Earlier this week, I received a message from Bob Watt, the inventor of the Watt Lifter. (Be sure to read up on Mr. Watt's...
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