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A question came in regarding a specific work that had sections marked muted but there was no time allowed to put in or take...

Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...

Received recently was a message with questions on my CD project that I mentioned in the summer/fall. It is coming! The articles on this...

In the Horn Matters inbox this past week was this brief question: Hi! I'm performing these two pieces for a  exam next week. Any final artistic or...

Two more new publications have arrived, designed to help build intonation and technique and available through Horn Notes Edition. Great technique is a must. Toward the...

This article of tips on taking auditions was originally posted to the site in early 2009, but was later cut (along with a large group...

Available now from Horn Notes Edition is the first of several publications for 2016, a group of twelve etudes I have composed in a modern...

With the 2016 New Year we are offering a new format and pricing structure for our banner ads. We have had banner ads at Horn Matters...

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UPDATE: 10/19/2010 - a revised graphic and final word. This is the time of year when academic music performance majors are planning recitals. A big factor...

The episode of The MelloCast for this week, episode 46, focuses on The Brass Gym for horn, a comprehensive book and CD for warm-up...

This week we really have much more to cover than could possibly be covered in one week. Fortunately, most of this general content spills...

Ever wonder how the teacher of Farkas warmed up? Tonal Flexibility Studies for French Horn by William Mercier gives some clear insights. Cleaning the office...

A few weeks ago John wrote about summer plans. At the top of my own list of summer plans has been the Horn Matters site. Most recently,...

A new blog I am following is at Julia Rose's Horn Page, the site of Julia Rose, third hornist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra....

University articles If you are enjoying John Ericson's new University of Horn Matters articles as much as I have been, there will be plenty more...

Some things never change. John Ericson has made it a mission to promote and encourage more young horn students in Arizona. As a private (and...
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