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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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A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...
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Last week a video came across the radar of English rock musician Roy Wood and his band Wizzard. I must admit that while I...

High range development in 1956 and today remains a major goal of students of the horn. Philip Farkas in The Art of French Horn...

During my Doctoral studies at Indiana University I had two minor fields in my degree program, one being music history and the second being...

'Tis the season At Bennett's Tenets, we see an example of how busy this season can get for musicians. Musicians in black A point I never thought...

How I first learned intervals In "Telling Intervals with Tunes," Jeffrey Agrell demonstrates a common ear training technique of associating intervals with popular tunes. Instrument theft...

People by nature try to categorize things and find notable “firsts.” One “first” often given to Schubert, incorrectly, is that Auf dem Strom (1828)...

This summer I was honored to join the horn faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Founded in 1928 and known for many...

Favorite horn music from boob tube themes.* A few weeks ago I featured a series of "Horn-tastic" television series themes - American TV show themes...
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