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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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This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

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...
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Continuing our series of brief reviews we have two 2014 CD releases to close out the year. First up alphabetically is a recording of double...

Last week I was able to post a video of my performance last year of the Bach B minor mass on descant horn. Randomly...

Prepping for the holiday I found some decorative antlers and decided to make a statement for the holidays. Learned helplessness According to Dr. Martin Seligman, being repeatedly...

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. In just about any relationship there is give and...

Reviews of some of my favorite things. Over the years, a handful of French horn music collections and editions have gotten my repeated attention; these...

Monster trucks and Paris Hilton. There is an air of desperation here in Arizona. The state faces a huge 1.2 billion dollar budget deficit (which...

Shown below are images captured from the low C video. This series of stills illustrates a single sequence of lip movement within a larger...

It's a cruel world - does that merit cruel teaching methods? I have had my share of great coaches and teachers. They were mentors who...
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