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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 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...

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...
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I joined the IHS when I was a senior in high school. In those days long before E-mail or Horn Matters the journal of...

When my new embouchure training device arrived in the mail, I eyed it rather suspiciously.  My approach towards using the Personal Embouchure Training Exerciser...

At The Business of Music, Rose French makes a strong argument for instrumentalists to consider a music education degree over a performance degree. What most...

The episode of The MelloCast for this week, episode 46, focuses on The Brass Gym for horn, a comprehensive book and CD for warm-up...

I was recently asked when is the right time to convert students to the horn? The answer is any time! The only things you...

One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

There are a number of topics where it is particularly interesting to compare and contrast the approaches of Philip Farkas and Gunther Schuller. Being...

A while back I had a question come in on the 5-valve single B-flat horn. These are still made but they are not common...
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