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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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It it that time of year here in America, when families typically get together during a holiday from work to share food and stories...

A number of items have come in for review, and to start catching up on that today we have two 2013 products of interest. First...

Over the past several months I have posted a series of articles about the production of a new brass trio CD, as I think...

One of my strong interests is the history of horn pedagogy, and over the years I have accumulated quite a number of interesting horn...
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A couple thoughts from placement auditions for ensembles at ASU last week. 1. You really need to not miss the notes. Musicality, tone, and nuance...

With this being the Thanksgiving holiday it is a good day to look briefly at the topic of being a thankful hornist. Many have...

Continuing with reviews of a few CDs that came in recently we turn to Steven Gross and Bohemian Horn Concertos, a 2010 release from...

Something my father used to often say, of big projects, was that “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That is a very appropriate thought,...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...