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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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A major long term interest of mine is the valved horn in the 19th century. It was a time frame dominated by single horns...

One of the perennial favorite articles in Horn Matters is on the topic of Kruspe or Geyer. Both terms reference the names of classic horn...

Jacques-François Gallay (1795-1864) wrote many great horn etudes that are certainly worthy of use by modern horn players. Standard, published versions are available, but...

I have heard it said that “People that hang onto their old ways fall behind.” One of the strong directions of change in the...

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

This week I will be presenting a session at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conference on the topic of “Building Great French Horn...

One trend I have noticed is that more and more horn players (and musicians in general) are to varying degrees going paperless. Using your...

A recent discussion on the Facebook Horn People discussion group brings up the topic of living composers and how they write for the French...
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Milan Yancich in A Practical Guide to French Horn Playing offers a practical approach to finding a good hand position. There are many hand positions...

When I regularly taught beginning horn students, a portion of the very first lessons were usually devoted to maintenance of the instrument. This included mouthpiece...

We are not actually stuck there, but there is a ton to cover and, due to a quirk of the semester schedule at ASU,...

"Red Rot" is commonly used to refer to any reddish patch of corrosion on a copper-based alloy, such as brass. However, this loose usage...

The topics addressed in this Hornmasters series generally follow in the order of the chapters in The Art of French Horn Playing. By the time...

Some of my favorite texts. Still in time for the holidays, here is a top-ten list of with some of my favorite horn-related texts. As...

Over the years one thing I have noticed in watching students is that a percentage of missed notes have to do with how your...

Today we are introducing a new contributing author to Horn Matters, Dave Weiner. Dave is a repair technician in Lutherville, MD, and owns Brass...
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