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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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One common question is that some models of horn seem to be built rather sharp, as in the main slide needs to be pulled...

Below are yet more, somewhat random Hornist Hamster memes. Can you find the Robert Schumann quote? Enjoy!   Mistakes are made by fools like me, but...

I have seen the following meme go around Facebook several times: As a horn teacher I have to say this meme, while it sounds like...

Regular readers of Horn Matters know that Bruce Hembd and I both count Verne Reynolds among our former teachers. In an prior article I...
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Another technique long known but rarely touched upon in print is horn chords, also referred to as vocalizations or multiphonics. Barry Tuckwell in Playing...

A topic I recently promised to return to and expand upon was that of breaking the embouchure. It is another of those hot topics...

Continued from Part I The ego-driven approach to music instruction reminds me of the used car salesman whose opening sale pitch was that their company...

James Bash of Oregon Music News reports that There’s a big mystery behind Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major. Since the original manuscript has never...
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Private music lessons are a time-honored tradition for learning how to play an instrument. The experience is really hard to beat in terms of hands-on, focused...

Noise pollution A new study indicates that French horn players are in danger of developing noise-induced hearing loss. This risk for horn players is reported as the...

Monday next week (10/27/2014) will bring a "first" for me, in that the recital I am presenting jointly with Douglas Yeo will be streamed live....

Many brass players have been introduced over the years to the brass teaching of Carmine Caruso (1904-1987). He was a saxophone player but earned a...