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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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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

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Don't Miss! Ideas, concepts, and exercises designed to increase accuracy on an inaccurate instrument by Nicholas Smith is a brand new publication on the...

I am not a huge proponent of Freudian psychology but I do appreciate some aspects of Jungian theory. For the unitiated, Carl Jung pioneered the...

For the French horn player, there is lots of fun playing to do in the opera Siegfried from Wagner's Ring Cycle. This composition, in...

When I started thinking out of the box after turning in my tenure file and considered launching a publishing venture I really got going...

2007 was a busy year for me as I put together four book projects and launched a publishing venture. Of the four, the one that...

For those following this series on tonguing closely, while many fine horn players do play with the tongue at the bottom of the teeth...

Some of my favorite texts. Still in time for the holidays, here is a top-ten list of with some of my favorite horn-related texts. As...

Want to know more than your teachers? You will if you complete the University of Horn Matters Horn Repertoire Course. This class is a companion...
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