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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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Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

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Random Articles

Sign this - or else! In the latest news from the Louisville Orchestra and their contentious labor relations, management has resorted to a strange coercion...

Continued from Part I. What about the much maligned "clam" - the common term used for cracked notes on the French horn? Of course if you...

The Public Service Announcement of the weekend is on the topic of tonguing. There is a lot of dogma on tonguing out there to...

Ravel's horn This one - a Ravel - is advertised as being in F. I wonder if that is major or minor? Carrying a case on...

Site updates While I have been relatively quiet on the public side of Horn Matters over the past few weeks, I have been busy plugging away...

Recently we had coverage on Horn Matters of a video of a presentation by Dr. Peter Iltis on embouchure dystonia. Iltis it turns out...

If you are looking for a book to read over break, the Randy Gardner book is to be recommended. In particular I found this...

In a recent article where I featured a photo of hornist Xavier (Xaver) Reiter I noted that a new book was out by Norman...
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