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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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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...

Concluding for now this series of PDF downloads from 19th century method books are a pair of great downloads from a publication with a...

Oscar Franz (1843-1886) was one of the most prominent teachers and performers of the horn in the late nineteenth century. Franz spent most of...
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One excerpt horn players learn is the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. I was recently working on this with a young student as...

Concerto competitions for a variety of instruments are common and have special problems to overcome. I just judged one here at Arizona State. To...

The next two sessions that I have VHS tapes of from the 1989 Southwest Regional Horn Workshop are by Earl Saxton and Jacquelyn Sellers....

In short, in this series we have seen that there is no shortage of advice with respect to the critical topic of accuracy.  To...

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

This summer I taught several younger students and I had to explain to all of them about the harmonic series. The harmonic series are...

A growing trend on YouTube is something that might be called video scores - a video of a music score, with page turns timed...

The pleasures in performing music are relatively well known - they seem practically innate from birth. Over time these joys can mature into a...
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