First String Orchestra Music Release by Excelcia Music Publishing

June 11, 2019

Twenty-seven new and inspiring string orchestra pieces from favorite veteran composers such as Alan Lee Silva, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Yukiko Nishimura, make up Excelcia Music Publishing’s first string orchestra music release.
Each score and its accompanying parts, are set for ease of reading and include unique features to help facilitate efficient rehearsals, like oversized time signatures in the conductor’s scores and measure numbers at every measure on each part. Free, high-level, professional recordings of each piece, which provide unparalleled, pedagogical examples of good tone and musicianship, as well as preview scores, are available on Excelcia Music Publishing’s website.
Published in a color-coded series, the string orchestra music is meticulously edited and follows the strict and consistent six-part grading system developed by Clark and Arcari: Prelude (grade .5), Da Capo (grade 1), Harmony (grade 1.5), Intermezzo (grade 2 to 2.5), Rhapsody (grade 3 to 3.5) and Maestro (grade 4 and up).
www.excelciamusic.com

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New Drum Accessories from Remo

May 29, 2019

Remo’s Suede Max Marching Snare drumhead provides softer a feel and warmer tone featuring a black matte suede finish for a warm attack. Suede Max is constructed with a state-of-the-art high-tension fabric weave for maximum durability combined with Remo’s proprietary suede texturing process. Suede Max marching snare heads provide higher clarity at lower dynamic levels and are ideal for all marching applications.
Available in sizes 13″ – 14″
www.remo.com

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Yamaha’s FG Red Label Acoustic Guitars

Yamaha’s FG Red Label series of acoustic guitars is inspired by the original FG Red Label acoustic guitars of the 1960s, the company’s very first steel-string guitars.
All models in the FG Red Label line are crafted with solid Sitka spruce tops, mahogany back and sides, and ebony fingerboards. The top is reinforced with scalloped bracing, a specialized latticework to enhance tone and projection. The overall design evokes the look and feel of the original FG Red Label models launched in 1966 under the Nippon Gakki name that preceded the present-day Yamaha brand.
Selected models in this guitar line are equipped with the Yamaha Atmosfeel pickup and preamp system, a hardware innovation endowing the guitar with a uniquely natural plugged-in sound, and the FG Red Label’s top is treated with the company’s proprietary Acoustic Resonance Enhancement. Benefits include increased resonance, longer bass sustain, and greater midrange and high-frequency responsiveness.
www.yamaha.com

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RS Berkeley’s The Reed-Well

The Reed-Well is the ultimate tool for soaking and maintaining saxophone and clarinet reeds. Made of the highest quality glass, this 12-sided numbered vessel enables you to organize and rate your reeds as each one clings to the desired number panel. Comes with a sponge to keep in the moisture and a lid to seal it.
www.RSBerkeley.com

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Remo’s External Sub Muffl Bass Drum System

May 15, 2019

The new External Sub Muffl Bass Drum System from Remo is a bass drum dampening accessory that features a free-floating external design. Constructed with an external plastic profile and a slip-resistant dampening foam, the Sub Muffl allows the Drumhead full contact with the bearing edge, enabling the head and drum shell to maintain their full character of sound with additional attack and subsonic lows without frequency manipulation of glued on dampening profiles.
www.remo.com

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B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon

The B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon features a quick responding and free-blowing leadpipe, along with a lightweight gold brass bell and several sets of weighted top and bottom caps to help customize the player’s specific style. The MBX Heritage comes in four finishes: the traditional clear lacquer and silver plating, as well as the unique “Vintage” surface treatment, or a brushed gold lacquer.
www.experience.buffetcrampon.com

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Row-Loff’s New Book Marimba for Four

Marimba for Four by David Steinquest is a concise method for teaching 4-mallet technique. This book Includes stroke types, exercises, etudes, and solos, as well as an instructional video for the stroke types.
www.rowloff.com

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Gear Check – May 2019

May 8, 2019

The latest gear for jazz educators and musicians, May 2019.

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The Stan Getz Omnibook from Hal Leonard

May 1, 2019

The Stan Getz Omnibook from Hal Leonard features 54 recorded solos from “The Sound,” whose illustrious career included five Grammy Awards, induction into the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and career collaborations with Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, João Gilberto, and more. Songs include: “Desafinado,” “Garota De Ipanema,” “I Remember You,” “One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So),” “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado),” “So Danco Samba,” and more. Editions are available for B♭ and C instruments.
www.halleonard.com

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B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon

The B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon features a quick responding and free-blowing leadpipe, along with a lightweight gold brass bell and several sets of weighted top and bottom caps to help customize the player’s specific style. The MBX Heritage comes in four finishes: the traditional clear lacquer and silver plating, as well as the unique “Vintage” surface treatment, or a brushed gold lacquer.
www.experience.buffetcrampon.com

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