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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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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,...

This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...
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At the recent IHS North Texas symposium I led a panel discussion related to the Orchestra 101 series in Horn Matters. I have a...

Tonguing is a huge topic. There are a wide range of ways to articulate notes from the most legato to the shortest articulation possible....

This post is a prologue to an upcoming series on the Mozart Horn Concertos, starting in earnest next Tuesday Monday. Topics will include: some...

In online imageboard communities like Reddit, Tumblr and 4chan, running sight-gags and humor based on popular culture sometimes catch on like wildfire and become...

A horn club collaboration At the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, an article on a collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra horn section and the Pittsburgh Horn Club. Pittsburgh...

Jaw Position. Seems like a simple topic, and it is the next topic to address in this series looking at classic horn texts. Even a...

The dancing trombonist. Jonathan Arons has been on America's Got Talent, Showtime in Harlem, NBA Half-time Shows, The Maury Povich Show, the Today Show,...

Briefly following up on my recent article on testing a new or used French horn, a topic that has come up several times since...
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