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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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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...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

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...

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I have started following several arts related blogs lately. Today the post at Arts Addict hits exactly on a pet peeve I have: conductors...

Odds are that if you were to play one opera in your life, it would most likely be Carmen. When recently playing principal in...

Sometimes you just suck. Its one of those days where one or more things are not going right. It could be a physical problem -...

Horn student injured in crosswalk School is back in session and we should all be a little more careful when driving in school zones. Poor...

As noted in part II of this series, most horn and brass teachers that disagree with elements of the Farkas approach to the embouchure...

The HORNDOG GOLDEN CLAM AWARD of MERIT* is reserved for recognizing and honoring noteworthy accomplishments in the world of classical music. This honor, governed by the...

Depending on your age and background the Altonium could be seen as odd, rare, cool, cute, or as an old friend from back in...

Tips from another Bruce Martial artist Bruce Lee was a childhood hero of mine. While the quality of his movies has not held up well...
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