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Henna Dragon Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Luna

April 8, 2020

Luna Guitars’ new Henna Dragon Spruce Acoustic-Electric guitar features a custom laser etched “dragon” design from UK henna artist Alex Morgan. Suitable for both beginners and experienced performers, the Henna Dragon puts power and confidence at the players’ fingertips while delivering vibrant, versatile tone. The mahogany back and sides with a select spruce top create rich definition from note to note with plenty of presence and unique character when playing rhythmic chords. The Henna Dragon’s cutaway design enables high-fret access on the sturdy mahogany neck (25 1/2-inch scale) with set-neck construction and dual-action truss rod. The C-shape neck has a pau ferro fretboard with a 15-inch radius for comfortable, clean playing. MSRP: $249
www.lunaguitars.com

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Zildjian’s I Series Cymbals

Taking its name from “Ilham,” the Turkish word for inspiration, the I Family is a collection of expressive sounds designed for the drummer who is looking to graduate from the fundamental sizes and sounds and bring their playing to the next level. The series features modern weights and profiles, and fresh effects sounds. The I Family launches with a 10” splash, 14”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19” crashes, 18” and 20” crash rides, 20” and 22” rides, 13” and 14” hi-hats, 14” mastersound hi-hats, a 14” trash crash / hi-hat top, a 17” trash crash, and 16” and 18” chinas. The I Family is also offered as a band pair, available in 14” and 16” sizes. A variety of configurations of cymbals are offered in six cymbal packs.
www.zildjian.com

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Excelcia Music’s Additional Accessible Solo Repertoire Books

Rounding out its Accessible Solo Repertoire, 18 Festival Solos with Piano, Excelcia Music Publishing is expanding its string offerings with the addition of Viola, Cello, and Bass books to complement its Violin book in this series. Each Accessible Solo Repertoire book contains 18 newly composed or arranged solos with piano accompaniment written at grades 2 to 2.5. These solos are perfect for use at an adjudicated solo festival or recital.

Books in the Accessible Solo Repertoire series are available for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, B♭ Clarinet, Alto or Baritone Saxophone, B♭ Trumpet, Trombone or Euphonium, and Percussion. $14.99.

www.excelciamusic.com

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Evans’ Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach in Print

March 24, 2020

Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach is now available in print. This book by Lee Evans consists of 13 jazz-tinged piano solo arrangements of music from the Baroque era. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach, selections include music from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” J.S. Bach’s organ preludes, inventions and sinfonias, a work by him for solo cello, and his famous “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Intermediate and late intermediate level classical and jazz players will enjoy new musical insights into these venerable works. www.leeevansjazz.com

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HingeStix

HingeStix are a learning tool that lets drummers learn proper technique while preventing bad habits from the very start. These practice drumsticks, by Sam Ruttenberg, are great for drummers to simulate and reinforce a loose grip, allowing the stick to pivot freely around the fulcrum, while engaging the hands and the back fingers to control and master bounce and rebound. Drummers place their thumbs and index fingers on the patented swivel pads, which pivot freely around the fulcrum, enabling students to build the muscle memory required to feel a perfectly executed free rebound stroke. When used daily during warm-up and practice, students can easily transfer this grip to their regular drumsticks to execute perfect rebound strokes.
www.HingeStix.com

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“Distance” from Kendor Music

“Distance” by Doug Beach is a beautiful ballad at the medium easy level, making it the perfect showcase for your alto soloist. The pensive melody and rich harmony combine to create a wonderful change of pace chart. Starting as a ballad, it moves into an easy bossa nova and then returns to a ballad feel with a big ensemble. A perfect choice for festival or concert. Standard instrumentation, duration: 4:43. $52
www.kendormusic.com

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Gearcheck: March 2020

March 18, 2020

The latest and greatest gear for jazz performers and educators – March 2020

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Evans’ Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach in Print

March 11, 2020

Jazz Baroque: Vivaldi/Bach is now available in print. This book by Lee Evans consists of 13 jazz-tinged piano solo arrangements of music from the Baroque era. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach, selections include music from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” J.S. Bach’s organ preludes, inventions and sinfonias, a work by him for solo cello, and his famous “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Intermediate and late intermediate level classical and jazz players will enjoy new musical insights into these venerable works.

www.leeevansjazz.com

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Zildjian’s I Series Cymbals

Taking its name from “Ilham,” the Turkish word for inspiration, the I Family is a collection of expressive sounds designed for the drummer who is looking to graduate from the fundamental sizes and sounds and bring their playing to the next level. The series features modern weights and profiles, and fresh effects sounds. The I Family launches with a 10” splash, 14”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 19” crashes, 18” and 20” crash rides, 20” and 22” rides, 13” and 14” hi-hats, 14” mastersound hi-hats, a 14” trash crash / hi-hat top, a 17” trash crash, and 16” and 18” chinas. The I Family is also offered as a band pair, available in 14” and 16” sizes. A variety of configurations of cymbals are offered in six cymbal packs.
www.zildjian.com

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HingeStix

HingeStix are a learning tool that lets drummers learn proper technique while preventing bad habits from the very start. These practice drumsticks, by Sam Ruttenberg, are great for drummers to simulate and reinforce a loose grip, allowing the stick to pivot freely around the fulcrum, while engaging the hands and the back fingers to control and master bounce and rebound. Drummers place their thumbs and index fingers on the patented swivel pads, which pivot freely around the fulcrum, enabling students to build the muscle memory required to feel a perfectly executed free rebound stroke. When used daily during warm-up and practice, students can easily transfer this grip to their regular drumsticks to execute perfect rebound strokes.
www.HingeStix.com

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