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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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It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

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...
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A roundup reflecting on things read over the week. Wizard of Oz Justin Locke provides a very interesting analysis of the Wizard of Oz Story. It...

As a young professional I eagerly accepted playing jobs anywhere they could be found - no matter how far they were or how little...

Columbus Symphony Principal Clarinet David Thomas has a number of great one-liners in an interesting recent post, Tweets Dec 16-21, 2009. Of the group,...

As I have been preparing for my session at the IHS symposium that involves performing on a vintage piston valve horn, I have been...

When the nerve connection breaks down. When I recently visited John Ericson to discuss launching this website, he was ending a lesson with a student...

Hearing music is not necessarily limited to the ears. Take for example musician, composer and speaker Evelyn Glennie. Ms. Glennie has been profoundly - not completely -...

Blurring the lines. As children we are told to "stay between the lines" - whether it is playing with crayons in coloring books or when...

21st and 19th century merge. I am not exactly sure what this is but you can judge for yourself. Is it more science than art? Was...
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