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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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As part of ramping up toward the F horn recording project (series starts here) I realized that the crook I was using certainly left...

This week a legendary figure in the horn/music world passed away, Gunther Schuller. His name has come up in Horn Matters quite a few...

It took over two months but at this point I am fairly comfortable with playing a period single F horn. In part I of this...

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...
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You know your horn well - better than anyone, in fact.  If anyone should know that something is wrong with it, you should. And yet... So...

Continued from Part I. What about the much maligned "clam" - the common term used for cracked notes on the French horn? Of course if you...

Learning to play a musical instrument takes a lot of work, dedication and perseverance. Looking at a parallel example from Western art, there is...

The horn world has been abuzz for the past few weeks with the retirement of Dale Clevenger from the Chicago Symphony, who served as...

Guns for hire Looking to rent a set of Wagner tuben? Through Erin Vang at wagnertuben.blogspot.com: Our tuben are a matched set of Alexanders picked out...

A twist on an old joke. Wait for the final punch. WARNING: PG-13 rating for brief cartoon female nudity. I blame it on crazed groupies...

One question that a reader had is what horn do I actually play? If you look around in my sites you can see me with...

At The Business of Music, Rose French makes a strong argument for instrumentalists to consider a music education degree over a performance degree. What most...
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