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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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The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

The guest for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is James Boldin. Horn professor at the University of Louisana at Monroe, the...

I won't be to the IHS event this summer and I am sure a lot of readers won't make it either. I have presented...

Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

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...

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Random Articles

Joining metal parts is critical for making and repairing your instrument, but most players don't know the terminology or the reasons for each type...

A Times critic gets demoted Apparently New York Times classical music critic Allan Kozinn is being re-assigned to a new beat. Alex Ross notes: Many in...

UPDATED: Dec. 9th in the PM. Fixed broken resource links. * * * Sometimes in our musical lives with colleagues, teachers and students, a dance-of-power can...

The standard line for many teachers is single F horn is the best for beginners, traditional tone, etc. Is this pedagogical approach stuck in...

A detailed description of bass clef notation for French horn. Since posting a blog on concert-pitch bass clef transposition, I have been getting a lot...

Turning now to some shorter quotations, Harry Berv in A Creative Approach to the French Horn notes that accuracy relates at least in part...

This week I led a brass sectional with the ASU Symphony Orchestra brass section. At the end of the sectional I was asked I...

Be afraid! Technology is the enemy! In researching and blogging on the topic of narcissism in the classical music business I have run across one...
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