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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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When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

Back in 2011 I released a collection of low horn etudes, the first section being based on the famous Bordogni (“Rochut”) etudes that are...

I have been working on final editing of a series of new Bordogni publications (more soon!) and have been playing as a result a...

Last weekend I played a recital using four different horns (more here, all not my normal horn) and on three different mouthpieces (all not...

We get a variety of questions and this one recently is one that I am sure is wondered often. I have a question that's been...

This coming week/weekend I will be performing an epic recital on 19th century instruments with Douglas Yeo, my wonderful trombone colleague these few past...

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Another installment of TPTV came out this week, this time featuring hornist Thomas Jostlein. His name has been on our minds here at Arizona State...

One of the most recognized nineteenth-century horn teachers is Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864). Gallay studied with Louis-François Dauprat (1787-1868) at the Paris Conservatory, entering his...

Christmas is coming! A CD that was out last year but I did not highlight then is Horns for the Holidays by Quadre. Their...

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...

Earlier this year I was very pleased to be able to post an extended review (in three parts--part I is here) of Horn Playing...

As a young professional I eagerly accepted playing jobs anywhere they could be found - no matter how far they were or how little...

One topic that has come up for me as a question a number of times over the years is that of horn in E-flat....

In part I of this series on the low range, quotations from a number of older horn texts were presented that in brief give...
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