2009, November

December 9, 2009

SKB’s Cymbal SafeSKB’s new cymbal case, the 1SKB-CS22 Cymbal Safe is designed for transport of either cymbals in a gig bag or marching band cymbals that cannot be mounted on a spindle. The SKB Cymbal Safe is rotationally molded from Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), offering high durability and strength. The 1SKB-CS22 is a roto-molded […]

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July 2009

September 14, 2009

Alaadeen’s The Rest of the StoryKansas City jazz master Ahmad Alaadeen has released his first jazz improvisation and history manual. Primarily known by his surname, Alaadeen, The Rest of the Story is presented in a simplified manner with easy to understand terms. Alaadeen’s methods are meant to help guide intermediate to advanced artists in finding […]

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May 2009

June 9, 2009

Hal Leonard’s New Releases from Bobby Owsinski and Dennis MoodyIn his new book, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, musician, producer, and engineer, Bobby Owsinski focuses on both the band as a whole and each individual player, and he offers information essential to bands in any genre of music. Owsinski covers everything from playing […]

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March 2009

March 18, 2009

Jazz Legends Endorse Hamilton StandsDrumming legends Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash now use Hamilton Stands’ KB225 and KB245 low mass, light weight cymbal stands. Weighing about 20 percent less than traditional stands of similar size, they are engineered using a U-channel design for the legs and braces to reduce weight. They also feature internally dampened […]

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November 2008

February 6, 2009

The Jazz EarThe Jazz Ear features discussions between music critic Ben Ratliff and jazz greats about recordings by the musicians who most influenced them. In the process, Ratliff coaxes out a profound understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazz

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January 2009

January 22, 2009

Six New Titles from Berklee PressFunk/RB Guitar provides exercises and licks in notes and tab covering the styles of Kool and the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, and others. Guitarists will learn to play leads and build solos; use scales over funk/RB harmonies; create rhythm parts that […]

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September, 2008

October 21, 2008

The Business of Audio EngineeringThe Business of Audio Engineering by Dave Hampton is a practical guide to the working life of an audio engineer. From attracting clients to keeping them, from being employed by studios to working independently, from dealing with problem artists, producers, and labels to handling a crisis and keeping one from happening, […]

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July 2008

August 20, 2008

P. Mauriat SaxesMonteVerde Music, the North American Distributor for P. Mauriat Saxophones, announces the debut of two new models. The PMXA-67R UL alto saxophone and the PMXT-66R UL tenor saxophone are the same design as the current PMXA-67R and PMXT-66R, except they are unlacquered and they go through a special process to make them look […]

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April-May 2008

May 7, 2008

NS Design CR4 Bass CelloJoining the NS Design family of bass instruments, the four-string CR4 Bass Cello offers authentic upright bass tone with a 34-inch bass guitar scale and standard bass tuning. The NS Bass Cello is supplied with a deluxe padded gig bag and the patented Boomerang Strap System. Interchangeable tripod and endpin stand […]

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March 2008

March 11, 2008

Yamaha’s “Vizzutti” TrumpetYamaha Corporation of America, Band Orchestral Division, introduces the YTR-9335VS Allen Vizzutti Signature Artist Model Trumpet in the key of Bb, developed by Yamaha trumpet artist Allen Vizzutti and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. Band Orchestral Atelier Director Bob Malone. Although similar to the YTR-9335NYS New York Artist Model trumpet, the new horn features […]

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