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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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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...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Way back in 1997 The Horn Call published an article that I wrote on the history of the Kopprasch etudes, a version of which...

In our series of quotes from classic horn texts we will close out this part of the series with Barry Tuckwell. As a soloist...

Back two years ago in my report on the 2009 Southeast Horn Workshop, hosted by Travis Bennett at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee,...

Often, when working on a horn the wear and tear tell me a lot about how a horn is handled, used, cared for, and...

A recent E-mail from David Wakefield reminded me a summer where I had a “special project,” an excerpt project, a great project for any...

This may seem a bit like the old joke, “who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?” but an article in the 2004 issue of the Historic...

UPDATE: 20 November, late PM. A revised version has been uploaded - it restates the margin-of-error, adds a bar chart to the composite results and...

Richard Merewether, as a horn designer, has an interesting perspective on hand position in The horn, the horn…. In the day-to-day activity of assisting players...
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