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Horn Matters is the leading online resource on the French horn, 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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I recently had the opportunity to try a custom horn by Jerry Lechniuk and was surprised how little there was online about this maker...

I am itching to read books again and have several that are related to performance and performance anxiety lined up for reading this fall....

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

Recently Alex Manners completed a Doctoral project looking at published horn warmup routines, described in this recent article and accompanied with two podcast episodes...

Concluding for now the summer series of video podcasts are the topics of testing horns and mouthpieces and developing a new line of mouthpieces with...

Triple horns and mouthpieces are the topics of two conversations with Gabriel Kovach, Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. Lots of people dream of...

Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

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...

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Random Articles

Kiss and make up Sometimes life just gets random and I was not able to post an article on Monday. This was due to a...

Among recent updates to my Horn Articles Online site was the restoration to the site an article on the use of the assistant first...

One of our goals with Horn Matters is educational, and with the background provided by the first two articles in this series we can...

Sound-induced hearing loss is something to take seriously - from Part I. I have a vivid memory of a sitzprobe rehearsal where a Wagnerian duo...

Whether it be a new mouthpiece or leadpipe, upgrading a horn can be a fun and worthwhile investment.  For someone on a budget especially,...

A long strike may finally be over Good news from Detroit as a tentative agreement may have been reached. The deal, which was reached after discussions...

Performance anxiety is a big topic. A big part of the problem is just being focused on the here and now. This is where...

One thing that students hate to do is write their own cadenza. Once they get going they usually find it is not that hard...
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