The Jazz Rhythm Section from Rowman

September 4, 2019

The Jazz Rhythm Section introduces the basics of this very important part of the jazz ensemble. They are the foundation of any jazz group, so improving the rhythm section will result in a stronger sounding band. This book is intended to be a practical guide with chapters on each of the primary instruments in the rhythm section: bass, drums, piano and guitar. Key topics include equipment and setup issues and performance practice, including tips on constructing walking bass lines, learning voicings and comping rhythms and creating drummer’s setup fills. Additionally, there is a chapter on the rhythm section itself that details all of the inter-relationships, suggestions for count-offs and metronome exercises that will help improve your band. The Jazz Rhythm Section is intended for novice directors, but directors of all levels will benefit as well.
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E♭ Clarinet European Cut from Légère Reeds

Légère Reeds’ E♭ Clarinet European Cut incorporates all the qualities that make its bigger brother such an amazing reed to play. It was designed with the professional clarinetist in mind, and is a revolutionary improvement over the current Classic Cut E♭ reed.
The E♭ European Cut will be the first Légère reed to feature Légère’s new label printing technology. Strength and reed name will be printed directly onto the reed.
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Singing with Solos by Lennie Tristano

Singing with Solos contains a detailed description and analysis of singing with solos, the practice, developed by jazz pianist/teacher Lennie Tristano to help his students hear more deeply into music and to express what they heard through their voice. The purpose of singing with solos is to stimulate and develop the student’s own innate creativity as an improviser.
www.singingwithsolos.com

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GearCheck – August 2019

August 28, 2019

Accessories Clevelander’s Symphonic Series Mallets Clevelander’s Symphonic Series mallets are designed for college students, amateurs, and professionals alike. This series includes the well-known bamboo timpani mallets, and finely crafted keyboard mallets. www.grotro.com Chedeville’s Umbra Series Clarinet Barrels The Chedeville Umbra Clarinet Barrels have been designed to give your clarinet sound more warmth, depth, and body, […]

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Kaspar CB1 Clarinet Barrels from Chedeville

August 21, 2019

Chedeville’s new Kaspar CB1 Clarinet Barrels are designed to add power and projection to the clarinet sound while decreasing resistance. The unique hourglass shape of the outside of the barrel was inspired by the interior shape which is the design element most influential in the sound projection of the barrel. The outside hourglass shape increases […]

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Electro-Harmonix Clip-On Tuner

The new Electro-Harmonix Clip-On Tuner provides a compact and convenient tuning device for musicians with a broad range of tuning modes: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele C and D. It features a bright, easy-to-read LCD display, a tuning range ofA0 (27.5Hz)~C8 (4186.0Hz), flat tuning (♭, ♭♭), and no-mar pads. $15.
www.ehx.com

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D’Addario XT Strings

D’Addario XT Strings are D’Addario’s most technologically advanced series of strings created for electric, acoustic, classical, bass, and folk instruments.
D’Addario XT Strings combine high carbon steel cores and D’Addarioi’s most popular alloys with an extended lifespan treatment on every string in the set, giving players enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance – all while preserving the tone and feel of their favorite uncoated strings. XT will be widely available this September for Acoustic, Electric, Bass, and Classical Guitar, as well as Mandolin and Banjo.
The XT portfolio will range in price starting at $9.99 MAP.
www.daddario.com

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JH500 and JH600 Violins from RS Berkeley

August 7, 2019

Jascha Heifetz Violins from Meisel are authorized bench copies of the original violin of 1740 by Giuseppe Guarneri (del Gesu), which was obtained by Jascha Heifetz in 1922 and played by him for 65 years in concert and recording sessions. Jascha Heifetz Violins feature beautifully figured Bosnian maple for the backs, sides and necks, while the tops are made of straight grained European spruce. Two models are offered – JH500 and JH600.
www.rsberkeley.com

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Hunter’s 6403EB Bb Clarinet

The 6403EB Bb Clarinet shares the same features as the Hunter 6403E – the Hunter 6403E has a durable plastic body, drop-forged, nickel-silver keys with inline jump side keys, and plays with very good sound and key action. The difference comes in the clarinet’s plateau (covered) keys that are specifically designed for the younger player-or anyone who may have difficulty covering the standard open-hole ring keys. The Hunter clarinet comes complete with a case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and care products.
www.huntermusical.com

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Eb Clarinet European Cut from Légère Reeds

Légère Reeds’ Eb Clarinet European Cut incorporates all the qualities that make its bigger brother such an amazing reed to play. It was designed with the professional clarinetist in mind, and is a revolutionary improvement over the current Classic Cut Eb reed.
The Eb European Cut will be the first Légère reed to feature Légère’s new label printing technology. Strength and reed name will be printed directly onto the reed.
www.legere.com

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