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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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Dr. Peter Iltis and MRI horn videos are the topic of three new episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Iltis in recent years has...

The guest for two new episodes is Dr. Heidi Lucas, horn professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with conversations on the topics of trios for...

There are a number of tuners out there that go beyond the old basic Korg tuner that has been so standard for years. Students...

The topic is published horn warmup routines and the guest is Dr. Alex Manners for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast. Alex recently...

Just out is a wonderful publication that will be of much interest to the horn community, Guide to the Solo Horn Repertoire by Linda...

The guest for two episodes of the Horn Notes Video Podcast is James Boldin. Horn professor at the University of Louisana at Monroe, the...

I won't be to the IHS event this summer and I am sure a lot of readers won't make it either. I have presented...

Until pretty recently virtually all French horn mouthpieces were made of brass (plated with a layer of silver or gold -- with a very...

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The topic from the Douglas Hill master classes at ASU last weekend that has generated the most discussion in lessons this week is that...

A Twitter fail-horn The caption claims that this is a corno da caccia (no, it is not). Putting that aside, it is a pretty cool re-imaging...

One name not too familiar today in horn circles in that of Harry Berv. He wrote a very interesting horn method, published in 1977,...

Having heard a few good things about the recent book A Devil to Play by Jasper Rees I ordered it from Amazon.com and it...

In updating the Events page recently I noted in the website for the 2012 International Women's Brass Conference an article by co-host Lin Foulk...

Excerpt from Strauss: Four Last Songs and a unique embouchure. If I were to pick one and only one spot in all symphonic repertoire which...

Some tips on lip trills. In a lesson with a community college student on a Mozart concerto I needed to explain the lip trill. I...

First, a quote from a former student of mine who is now helping people looking for upgrade horns: “…most people will talk far more...
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