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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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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...

Recently I had a realization that so far as I can tell I don’t recall seeing a warm-up routine described in any horn publication...

Continuing this brief series on the F horn and the 19th century, spending close to two months mostly playing the F horn on period solo...

One of the big, important topics of horn playing is tonguing. A new video making the rounds this weekend is the newest episode of Sarah´s Music,...
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Reflections from the past week. WSO strike over It is very nice to see that the 7-month Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra strike has been resolved. It is...

Another topic that we get questions about from time to time is that of brands of horns for college study. You do need a...

One thing that was interesting after my surprise performance of Misty on the Mellophonium at the banquet at the IHS symposium (also described in...

This week we have so much to cover that we cannot possibly cover it all. But we can try to hit a few highlights...

For many years there have been two dominant “flavors” of double horn, Kruspe and Geyer style, in use in the United States. The question...

Interested in owning a custom horn but hesitant about the cost? There is a resource out there worth checking into. I have mentioned a couple...

Here are some cautionary tales about instruments that ended up in the repair shop because of objects that worked their way into the horns. ...

A reader who switched to the new wedge mouthpiece, and is enthusiastic about it, recently sent me his spare mouthpiece to consider for review....
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