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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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This summer a horn competition will be held, one that has been around for a while, the International Horn Competition of America. This year...

One exciting development in the horn world is that Paxman has not only expanded their product line but also has expanded their dealer network....

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...
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Random Articles

Ever notice that there are certain performances that stick out in your memory? This weekend I was involved with performances and a recording of...

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...

A long strike may finally be over Good news from Detroit as a tentative agreement may have been reached. The deal, which was reached after discussions...

Where does it come from? Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love gives an inspirational talk about creativity in this embedded video from TED. I particularly...

As I have been preparing for my session at the IHS symposium that involves performing on a vintage piston valve horn, I have been...

When I think of summer part of what I think about is playing summer band concerts in the park. That thought reminded me of...

Getting a makeover I am very excited to have sent off a stock Yamaha horn to be customized and upgraded by Patterson Hornworks. This will...

Every dog has its day. Generating both laughter and scandal in its day, Edouard Manet's Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863) was unusual not only for...
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