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Adoro’s Silent Sticks

September 22, 2020

Silent Sticks are an inexpensive means with which to cut acoustic drum and cymbal volume +/-50%, even when playing at normal velocity. Dual-Twist Reflex Tips consisting of two twisted strands of firm, yet flexible monofilament nylon rounded tightly like small hoops, are permanently embedded with epoxy into the stick shafts. Instead of bouncing like the bead of a typical stick, these tips rebound by flexing, making it possible to practice quietly or play gigs at lower volumes without adjusting the velocity of the playing. The air-filled shafts (16”/406mm long; 0.47”/12mm dia.) are made of lightweight but shock resistant polycarbonate that absorbs the impact of the hardest strokes. They will not wear out or warp. For a relaxed no-slip grip of the sticks and great finger control, there are textured rubber X-Grips.

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Légère’s American Cut Reeds

Légère’s American Cut reeds are the culmination of a six-year research project to advance the popular Signature Series technology and create a reed that answers the needs of the world’s most demanding jazz artists. The reed features a reinvented profile and heart, and a shorter and wider vamp. By drawing material from the edges toward the center spine, the reed strikes a harmonious balance of responsiveness and control. Ultra-fine edges allow unrestrained vibration, rewarding the player with a clear low-register and vibrant altissimo. Comes with a reusable reed case.

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Rovner’s SpaceShield

The SpaceShield, made by Rovner, helps create a barrier against large droplets, and is a component that can be added as part of a safety strategy that also includes appropriate social distancing and good hygiene. Flexible, with excellent visual clarity, cleanable with soap and water and reusable, the SpaceShield features an aperture with dual flaps through which a sax or clarinet mouthpiece can be smoothly inserted. Thicker, vented comfort foam pads position the shield farther from the face, helping to reduce heat and fogging. The foam is removable and repositionable. An adjustable, non-elastic head strap offers a personalized fit with less sustained pressure around the head. Includes a storage bag.

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Full Performance Schedule Announced For 16th Annual DC JazzFest

This year’s festival will be streamed live from our nation’s capital from September 24 through 28 as the world-class jazz programming comes to the global stage for the very first time.

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Cowen Named Interim Assistant Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee

Berklee has named composer, producer, and sound designer Jeanine Cowen as interim assistant chair of the Film Scoring Department.

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Alfred Music Offers New Downloadable Classroom Resources, Perfect for Remote Instruction

Alfred Music remains dedicated to supporting music educators by providing a broad range of content for all levels to assist with remote learning.

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Excelcia Music Publishing Introduces Digital E-books With Virtual Distribution To Students

Excelcia Music Publishing’s new E-book subscription program provides music educators with digital online access to the publisher’s popular and flexible books, launching with its Adaptable Ensemble Series and Accessible Solo Repertoire books.

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2021 Applications Now Available for Carnegie Hall’s Three Acclaimed National Youth Ensembles

2021 applications are now available for NYO-USA, NYO2, and NYO Jazz, each ensemble designed to nurture and showcase the talents of exceptional young American instrumentalists.

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JodyJazz POWER RING Ligatures

September 8, 2020

The JodyJazz POWER RING Ligatures allow the most freedom and vibration of the reed of any ligatures currently on the market. The POWER RING’s self-locking CNC machined taper and concave inner design reduces the touch points on the reed thereby maximizing reed freedom and vibration. This increases the amount of harmonics which enables the fullest saxophone sound containing high, mid, and low frequencies. The POWER RING will make the mouthpiece feel easier to blow and provides more power. Available for all JodyJazz mouthpieces and select other models. Constructed from virgin brass, the POWER RING Ligatures are available in 24kt Gold-Plated finish (MSRP: $95) or Sterling Silver-Plated finish (MSRP: $75).

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Rovner’s Platinum Gold Ligature

The Rovner Platinum Gold ligature features superb facility and response, a rich, distinctive presence, and a darker aspect that helps synthetic reeds sound more like cane. Features 24-Karat gold-plated platinum. $174.50

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