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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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One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

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...
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This post is from the original  HTML Horn Notes Blog; this particular post dates to 8/6/05, and was from the end of a summer...

A detailed description of bass clef notation for French horn. Since posting a blog on concert-pitch bass clef transposition, I have been getting a lot...

Click on any image to enlarge.                                                                                             More Memes, Say You? If you enjoyed these, you might browse the entire Photoshop & Memes category and look around. Below are...

The Wikipedia can be a handy general resource, and among the things you can find there is a list of all the horn players...

The truth that Hollywood tried to hide! Today's monster horn player had to overcome both physical and mental setbacks, most notably a lower jaw overbite...

Exactly how to think of fingerings and notations for the single B-flat horn is a point of confusion for many music educators. I believe...

Back a few months ago I recorded with my colleagues Douglas Yeo and Deanna Swoboda (more here) a brass trio CD. Jumping forward to...

This article was written and posted in the original HTML Horn Notes Blog at the end of one of my summers teaching at the...
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