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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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Random Articles

Way back on 7/13/06 I had a short article in reference to playing jazz on my original HTML blog under the title, "Not Like...

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

A chain of ideas Over the weekend, I did some significant revising in last Friday's post. Under the sub-title "a new pathway becomes old," it...

Ever since my college days I have always used a mirror in my practice. When warming-up especially I like to stare into it and...

Interview with Jule Landsman At Angela's Horn Studio (a new site by Angela Cordell Bilger), the much-revered Julie Landsman is interviewed. Music makes wine better Franz-Michael Mayer,...

Part II: The Loudness War. In Part I, I presented questions over live concerts versus CDs, MP3s and DVDs. This post addresses one aspect of...

As noted on Monday, news broke this weekend that Hornplayer.net has been acquired by the International Horn Society. Robin Moffatt on Monday posted to...

Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I...
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