hit counter

Home Page

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.)

Atkinson Brass and Company
- - Please visit: Atkinson Brass & Co. - -

Most Recent Articles

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Last up in this brief series looking at some of my favorite works for the horn from the 20th century (all included in my...

Continuing this brief series looking at 20th century works I chose to include on my Canto CD, next up is Im Tiefsten Walde, Op....

We all like good music, and a lot of wonderful music for the horn was composed in the 20th century. I have five favorites...

Some horn players are very averse to change, but changes have to be made! One exciting type of change is getting a new horn...

A topic that comes up periodically is piston valves, as in why are they not used on horns? They actually have been; a couple...

The topic for episode 23 of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is the International Horn Competition of America in a conversation with the host...

The two most recent episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast both relate to tuning. The newest episode is one featuring Gustavo Camacho with a...

- - Please visit: PDF Library - -

- - Please visit: hermann-baumann-shop.com/ - -

Random Articles

Doing business At My Viable Content, an example set of some nicely designed business cards with a French horn theme. Titanic horn From the Calgary Beacon: In Clive...

The recital this year will be one that stands out for a long time for me for a number of reasons. One is it is...

Yesterday in studio class we had three students play who have auditions coming up. With them I brought up the topic of three strikes....

This week our look at horn history crosses an important boundary  The roots of hand horn technique will probably always be shrouded in some mystery,...

Friday was the last full day of the event. The day started out at the College of Music, and I was very much looking...

This week I had the opportunity to perform the double concerto commonly attributed to Haydn. My performance was with Rose French (with piano), as...

Back a couple years ago I created a series of short articles called Orchestra 101, on professional orchestral playing. Following some of the comments...

We all need speed! To begin this survey on the topic of rapid single tonguing, Farkas in The Art of French Horn Playing advocated...
- - Please visit: University of Horn Matters - -