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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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Crossroads can have many branches. Many musicians like myself experience a pivotal moment in their lives when they hit the full-time orchestral employment wall and...

Whether you call it string, line, wire, or cord, the thin, flexible linkage between your valve levers and your valve rotors is your lifeline...

John Graas biography Thanks to Valerie Wells - here is more information about hornist John Graas. A very active musician in the 1940-1950's, Graas carved...

When choosing a school for advanced study one element that students consider is that of finding a teacher that will help prepare them to...

Gunther Schuller in Horn Technique has a rather different take on the tongue and tonguing than Farkas. He certainly does not agree with the...

One major work with notations in the horn part that have confused many are the unusual stopped horn notations in the Academic Festival Overture...

The wonders of YouTube never cease. I had never heard of this but apparently this has been around a while: Yikes! A cool effect but I...

One topic I get asked about, as it is one of the exercises in The Brass Gym, is that of pitch bending. I think...
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