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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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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

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...
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Staccato tonguing is a problem for many horn students. In part I of this article Farkas and Schuller laid out their approaches to teaching...

I am on The MelloCast again this week, episode 23, joining in the discussion of the topic of woodwind players and the mellophone. Part...

A performance major at a large American university recently asked: When I return home for winter and summer breaks, I find it incredibly difficult to...

Some time back I had a post on placement of horn sections on stage, but I don’t believe that I have ever posted about...

As the semester starts for students after winter break, a reminder from my teacher at Eastman, Verne Reynolds. For young embouchures, the high register is...

For beginners and old pros alike, dragging around your horn may be a bit of a bother. I am very aware of the low numbers...

Late last year I was challenged to think about the topic of mission statements, and specifically a mission statement for my teaching. At first I...

A rude awakening in Mexico City - continuing the story from Part I. Shortly after being educated on the term gringo and its potential derogatory...
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