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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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Now out in the Horn Notes Video Podcast series are a pair of interviews with Rose French. The first one is on her new and...

Back in 2013 I produced a series of three videos that were to launch an idea I had, HornMattersTV. Of those videos, the one...

Back in the day we called them “corks” because they were always natural cork (and fell apart pretty regularly), but today “bumpers” seems to...

The newest releases from Horn Notes Edition are three versions of a collection of 35 melodic etudes. Set at standard pitch and also in special...

A number of memes have been posted on Horn Matters over the years but the one posted last weekend on Facebok by Bruce Hembd...

When I last posted about my current CD project in September (here), things seemed to be moving along well and actually they were. Then...

In the past month I have had the luxury of visits to my studio by two excellent horn makers (Atkinson and Patterson) and a...

One question raised fairly often is on the topic of what new horns can be purchased for roughly $7,000? Underlying the question is the...

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Several times recently I have noted that it is not widely enough known that the Concert Rondo of Mozart, K. 371, is actually sixty...

With summer upon us it is a good time to step back and switch things up with something different. Often horn players make use of...

Omnitonic horns were developed roughly from the late 18th to the mid-19th century as a means for the natural horn to change keys without...

One classic publication I have come back to recently is Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag. This...

Back from a 2-week break. Sad musicians At Expressing the inexpressible blogger Max Levinson asks, "why are orchestra musicians so very, very, very unhappy?" As a solo...

I count among my former teachers Eli Epstein, with whom I studied the year after I finished my Masters degree. He was a featured...

Today's article is a brief recommendation to check out Sergeant Major Dennis Edelbrock's outline presentation called "Hyperflexibilty: An Owner's Manual for Embouchure Development." While...

Darin Sorley and I go way back to junior high school and I have embedded a few newspaper clippings in this article from that...
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