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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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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...

The guest for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is James Boldin. Horn professor at the University of Louisana at Monroe, the...

I won't be to the IHS event this summer and I am sure a lot of readers won't make it either. I have presented...

Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

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...

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Random Articles

While I started out as a teacher following a teaching method closely related to Farkas, time has modified my approach in many ways. This...

During Arizona Opera productions I like to regress to the green room of symphony hall to relax. During an intermission break at a recent...

Exactly how to think of fingerings and notations for the single B-flat horn is a point of confusion for many music educators. I believe...

To close this series on mouthpiece pressure we have notes from four more recent sources. David Kaslow does not favor excessive mouthpiece pressure in Living...

Without a doubt one of the best practice techniques for improvement on a wind instrument is long tones. A teacher of mine once professed...

It has been pins and needles here in my corner of the world. Contract negotiations between Arizona Opera and the musicians have been a roller...

Today we welcome an article by hornist and scholar William Melton, with a link to a fascinating recording of Mahler 2 (the first complete...

One part of the horn world we like to peek into periodically at Horn Matters is the mellophone world. The DCI season just ended...
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