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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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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...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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We have arrived at the final week of readings! This week the main topic is performance anxiety, and the total number of readings are...

This article was first posted in the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 9/20/2004 but the topic is timeless. I gave a recital...

One option out there from a few horn makers is a garland, an extra band of metal added to the edge of the bell...

Julia Rose in a very recent post on a classical concert she performed with the Columbus Symphony brought up the topic of Dvorak and...

Reminders for the new school year. Not enough can be said about keeping your cool while working with others; no matter how badly you want...

Ever since reading about using a brass stopping mute for mouthpiece practice on Julia Rose's site, I have wanted to try it out. I...

This article was first posted on the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 11/1/04. It is timely again--today was the last day...

While I have watched the DCI finals on TV a number of times, last night I attended my first DCI (Drum Corps International) event...
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