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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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Up today we have two great CDs from Iowa horn professors, both of them showing clearly that they are excellent models for their students. Professors put together...

Next week the world of horn social media should be dominated by news from the biggest event of the year, the 47th International Horn...

Back almost five years ago I posted a brief review of a product called "finger pads." These are sold as an alternate to soldering...

These PDF, public domain low horn etudes are extracted from Volume IV the Große theortisch-praktische Horn-Schule of Josef Schantl (1842-1902). Originally published in 1904, the best known...

Originally published in 2011, Blow Your Own Horn! Horn Heresies by Berlin Philharmonic hornist Fergus McWilliam (website here) has been out in a second...

Another item that arrived for review not long ago was Monster valve oil. Backing up, horn players typically use three or four types/grades of oil...

To kick off a series of short reviews this summer, first up is the Kelly 6V mellophone mouthpiece in lexan plastic. A few years...

As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...
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When searching on YouTube or Google for the famous Siegfried Horn Call, three performers consistently show up: Hans Pizka Annamia Larsson Helene Tomböck Which is your favorite? Vote on...

Tooting our own horn.Although it has only been around since September 1, 2009, HORNMATTERS has a unique and long history behind it. John and I have...

Re-thinking concert rules and etiquette Speaking for myself, some of the classical music performance traditions that have held through to today seem a bit archaic and...

As horn players we see a lot of horn parts written by composers who don’t really know how to write for the horn. First,...

Recently I was reminded of a historic medieval French poem, The Song of Roland. Key in this poem - which is one of the...

This week we have one fairly long reading that, with the linked readings, covers a lot of ground! The Early Valved Horn In addition also check...

On January 9, 1984, I made a trek down to Wichita, Kansas from my home in Emporia. Purpose: to make an audition tape for...

Musicians that make noticeable mistakes in concert make easy targets for the discerning music critic. Some critics might even go so far as to name...
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