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New Packaging from JodyJazz

July 1, 2020

JodyJazz has shared packaging for several of its mouthpiece series. The new packaging is designed to boost in-store product appeal with a more elegant and contemporary design. It will be featured on JodyJazz’s popular SUPER JET series, GIANT series, and new HR* CUSTOM DARK series. The new packaging is constructed from a more substantial material and features a two-piece design that can accommodate Soprano, Alto and Tenor models. The sophisticated new look is achieved using a high luster gold foil on top of a deep, rich black box. The new HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenors, GIANT Tenors, and all SUPER JET series models (except Baritone) are shipping now in the new packaging. 

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‘Rhythm In Motion’ Drumming Book

Rhythm In Motion by Gerry Polci and Rhea Chiles is a challenging collection of snare drum solos, duets and trios that raise the technical and musical bar for modern drummers. The book, which is in the tradition of essential drum books, features a variety of intermediate to advanced compositions that are meticulously notated and highly recommended for personal development, private lessons, auditions, recitals, concerts, and more. 

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KHS America’s Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit

June 17, 2020

KHS America’s Wind Instrument Try-Out Kit is a durable, compact, and affordable trial pack that is an ideal tool for introducing school band instrument mouthpieces to prospective incoming band students. Including components to test for aptitude and gauge interest in flute, clarinet/saxophone, trumpet and trombone, the kit provides a convenient solution for many possible testing scenarios. The components are easy to assemble, and can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with soap and hot water.

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Face Masks from Henry Heller

These face masks from Henry Heller are re-usable and designed fir daily wear. The masks feature a bendable nose adjustment and 3-inch pocket opening to add filter material if desired. Made of 2-ply cotton. $7.50 each.

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jj Babbitt’s DH-113 Alto Clarinet Mouthpiece

To round out the quartet of new Premiere by Hite composite blend mouthpieces for 2020, jj Babbitt has unveiled the DH-113 Alto Clarinet mouthpiece. Finally, developing young musicians can play in the higher registers with confidence and control without sacrificing the resonance expected in the middle and lower registers. Not only does the specially blended resin help to shape the personality of the DH-113, but the craftsmanship of the Artisans of JJ Babbitt in Elkhart, Indiana add the post mold finishing touches that make the new Alto Clarinet mouthpiece stand alone in its class.

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TAMA’s Starphonic Bravura Concert Snare

June 4, 2020

The TAMA Starphonic Bravura Concert snare drum features a 6”x14”, 7ply, 6mm Maple Shell which offers a warm, even tone, ideal for most playing situations. The 6” depth affords excellent tuning flexibility, allowing the drum to emulate shallower or deeper drums depending on how it is tuned. The drum also features a 120° snare bed, Groove Straight Hoops, and TAMA’s notable Starphonic Freedom Lug system.
The Bravura’s snare wires consist three distinctly different types of materials: Nickel Wound Guitar Strings, Nylon Coated Stainless Steel Straight Wire, and Hi Carbon Coil snares. They work together for even, consistent sound and excellent response at all dynamic levels. The Multi Snare Frame holds the wires so they come straight off the bearing edge. This promotes maximum response and vibration of the bottom head, even at the softest playing levels. It also allows for fine adjustments to the individual snare strands or by adjusting all of them at once with the master adjustment control. The Starphonic Bravura Concert snare incorporates many of TAMA’s signature design elements, bringing the company’s decades of experience in drum making to the concert percussion market.

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Loog Pro VI Acoustic

The Loog Pro VI Acoustic is Loog’s first full-sized six-string guitar marketed to kids and adults 12 years old and up. The Loog Pro VI Acoustic also comes bundled with flashcards and an app that helps students play songs on their guitar from day one. The app includes video lessons, a tuner and even a digital songbook with hits by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and more. The Loog app also has an Augmented Reality feature that allows beginner guitarists to learn using the selfie camera on any device. Available in six different colors for $149.

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Chedeville Umbra Mouthpiece Series

Chedeville has announced the launch of a completely new range of classical clarinet mouthpieces called the Chedeville Umbra Series. The new Chedeville Umbra Clarinet Series was designed and developed in collaboration with acclaimed International soloist and co-founder of RZ Clarinets, Milan Rericha. For the creation of the new Chedeville Umbra clarinet mouthpieces no expense was spared, starting with the proprietary “Chedeville Rubber”, a purer rod ebonite that recreates the great rod rubber of pre-war legendary Chedeville mouthpieces.

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GearCheck: At-Home Music Lessons

May 21, 2020

Some devices for at-home content creation, recording, and lessons to help you keep your education plans on track.

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Shure’s Mobile Recording Kit

May 20, 2020

The Shure Mobile Recording Kit enables you to record and monitor professional quality content, no matter where you are. By connecting the featured MV5 microphone directly to a computer or mobile phone and plugging in the SRH240A headphones to the microphone, users can experience real-time recording and monitoring.

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