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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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A number of items have come in for review, and to start catching up on that today we have two 2013 products of interest. First...

Over the past several months I have posted a series of articles about the production of a new brass trio CD, as I think...

One of my strong interests is the history of horn pedagogy, and over the years I have accumulated quite a number of interesting horn...

One common question relates to the “A” valve seen on most single Bb horns and descant horns. The central question would be “what is...
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I had always thought that fox hunting was more-or-less a European sport, but then I found this passage in an obituary last week at...

Of late I am very disturbed by recent trends in my home state of Arizona. At one time the education motto from our nation's capitol...

Working on the third movement of Mozart 4 with students I often bring up the topic of “the words” to the movement. Many musical works...

For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...