The Roto-Grip from Grover

January 9, 2019

Grover Musical Products’ Roto-Grip (505F Series) allows you to upgrade your vintage Fender tuners to a more modern style locking tuner without making any modifications to your guitar. The overlapping ear design allows you to utilize the existing screw holes and the use of push in bushings, rather than screw in, so no modifications have to be made to the post holes. Available finishes include nickel, chrome, and gold.

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Meredith Music’s Marketing Your Music Program

Marketing Your Music Program by Sean Dennison Smith will easily guide you through today’s world of marketing—both traditional and modern forms of social media and websites. With quality content, a strong brand and a clear strategy, you can greatly increase the presence of your choir, orchestra and band. Marketing Your Music Program will also help you discover effective and efficient ways to fundraise while building important connections with a wide-reaching community.

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Gearcheck: January 2019

January 4, 2019

The latest and greatest gear for Jazz musicians and educators, January 2019.

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Henry Heller’s New Leather Straps

December 26, 2018

Henry Heller’s four new 2” wide black leather guitar straps feature bold and modern inlays of stars, circles and diamonds. All straps extend to 58” in length and have a smooth Capri leather underside. www.omgmusic.com

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New Release from Sher Music

The Guitarist’s Introduction to Jazz by Randy Vincent is designed for people who already play guitar, but want to learn how to play jazz ,too. It is a thorough approach that will serve the guitarist as a reference book for many years on many topics relevant to becoming a jazz player, such as different categories of chord voicings, scale and chord construction, charts for classic jazz tunes, ways to approach practicing jazz, right hand-picking techniques, and overall jazz theory. The list price for this 204 page book is $28 for the printed version and $22 for the digital version. www.shermusic.com

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Manhasset Stands’ New Grande Music Stand

Manhasset Stands’ #5450 Grande music stand was designed with an all-purpose shelf, rather than a storage area in the back of the stand (as featured on the Regal model). The new Grande music stand also features a wide base with dual shafts to provide outstanding support for larger music scores, a durable powder coat finish, and two Manhasset Symphony shafts with Magic Finger Clutch. www.manhasset-specialy.com

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Gearcheck – December 2018

December 20, 2018

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians – November/December 2018

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The Danley MINI 180

December 12, 2018

Danley Sound Labs’ Danley MINI 180 loudspeaker provides even, seamless coverage across 180 degrees (by 90 degrees vertical) using Danley’s patented technology. Its operating frequency range is 149Hz to 20kHz (±3dB) with impressively linear phase response across that range and across the beam width. Maximum output is 119dB SPL continuous and 125dB SPL peak. The Danley MINI 180 uses two eight-inch drivers and Danley’s patented technology to couple them into a single point source loudspeaker with 180 degree coverage. Polyurea coated 13-ply, 18mm Baltic Birch makes the loudspeaker durable but still light, and its modest size (12.5” x 18.5” x 9.5”) makes the Danley MINI 180 easy to fit into any application.

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New Books from Hal Leonard

Written by acclaimed musician and educator Matthew Rybicki, the Jazz Bass Method is a complete guide to learning jazz bass and includes lessons on walking basics, chords and scales, blues, rhythm changes, string raking, soloing, technique, chord substitution, pedal points and ostinato, standard notation plus tab for electric bass, and more. In addition to lessons, the book includes access to audio examples online, which are available for download and streaming using a unique code in the book. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Hal Leonard Jazz Bass Method retails for $19.99.

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Stagg 52 Series Pro Drum Hardware

Stagg 52 Series Pro Drum Hardware is comprised of both single and double pedals, Hi-Hat, Snare, Cymbal (Straight & Boom) and a throne. The 52 series is laden with features not normally seen at this midrange price point, like heavy-duty pedals with double chain and maximum adjustability, combined with cymbal stands featuring omni-directional tilters.

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