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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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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...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Random Articles

A newspaper clipping from years past. Thanks to a Facebook friend from high school, I have this newspaper clipping from the early 1980's. It was...

As you start the New Year it is always a good time to re-evaluate your daily routine. Two recent posts on other blogs caught...

Getting the bug This is one way how French horn addicts are born. It's not that Janelle Wigal doesn't like sharing the stage with other French...

Lucien Thévet (1914 - 2007) was one of the last practitioners of a unique style of horn playing and recently, some samples of his...

The first in a series of oddball horns This monstrosity - resembling a French horn on steroids - is a Bass Horn, built for the...

Recently I picked up my horn again after a 4-week break. I like to take summer breaks for several reasons many of which I...

A recent post by Bruce Hembd is a most interesting one with respect to articulations and in a larger sense accuracy. Bruce studied with...

Tag, you're it! A new tag has been added for "Contributing author." In case you missed it, contributing authors Dave Weiner (brass technician) and Tom...
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