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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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Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...

Back in 2015 I had an article looking toward the modern, paperless hornist. More and more works are available as files rather than printed...

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Parody. Satire. Photoshop. A PR tactic that is going around - the"economy card" - is a really nothing but an "old school"...

The many worlds of Bruckner Composer Anton Bruckner was always editing and changing his symphonic orchestrations for one reason or another. Bruce Richards spells out...

Over the years many times I have been asked to explain a few details about E-flat tenor and alto horns to others. In response to...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

Embedded in the article yesterday was one of the more recent videos of horn solos by Steve Park. It gave me a case of...

As work continues to forge ahead on the new AZOOMA project, I was surprised that several weeks had passed without posting to Horn Matters....

Regular readers will know already that I enjoy making silly cartoons and Photoshop renderings that are related to the French horn. Some previous efforts have...

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...
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