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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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One common question relates to the “A” valve seen on most single Bb horns and descant horns. The central question would be “what is...

I can't say how many times I have heard or read this phrase. The presumption being that because horn players make mistakes and "crack"...

Satire on the face of apathy in a cultural crisis. Three U.S. orchestra Board of Directors organizations have pulled the wool over their musicians' eyes...

While a number of updates have been done over the past few weeks and months, the most noticeable of late are Facebook Connect and...

I've fielded so many questions recently about stuck valves that is occurred to me that most players do not understand why their valves get...

One of the great things for Bruce and I is we hear from some of the greats of horn teaching and playing who do...

Liberace's horn player An old post unearthed at the Indiana Public Media site features John Gras, a West Coast horn player active in the 1940's...

A comic in every horn section A: I played French horn for years. The 6’5” guy with the buzz cut. Q: How did you decide on...
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