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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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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

Creative enterprise comes in many forms, and research/scholarship is certainly a type of creative enterprise impacted by copyright. “Back in the day,” writing my DM...

Perhaps cramping your creative enterprise as a horn player is the fact that some music is not actually in the public domain and likely...

Want to kill creative enterprise? One great way to do this is to illegally reproduce copyrighted music and recordings. One of the ways people will...

Students need to clearly realize that creative enterprise is funded by copyright protection, and that sharing musical files (print or audio) is really a...

“Creative Enterprise” is a major buzz phrase in the musical world today, and relates generally to the idea that you want to actually make...
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Ever wonder how a Conn horn is made? A most interesting video was recently posted to YouTube, the Science Channel's "How It's Made" French...

Updated search engine Horn Matters to-date houses over 1,900 articles. With a little digging around in the Archives it has been fairly easy to find specific...

The Horn-U-Copia site was recently redesigned, and as a part of their updates they now have databases of photos of all sorts of antique...

Merchandise update Some re-organizing has been done and more products have been added to the new Horn Matters Merchandise site on CafePress. So far, we have...

A long orchestral tutti builds and builds, leading towards an inevitable resolution and long fermata. The conductor signals a cut-off and after a few...

I was recently contacted by a parent who had a child that had been asked to switch from trumpet to mellophone for marching band....

This cube is all the Photoshop goodies I have posted at Horn Matters. While not a Rubick's cube, may it be a rubric - to...

Any fine horn player or teacher is concerned with the development and control of the full range of orchestral horn dynamics. For Farkas in The...
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