Powell Sonaré PS-905 Professional Flute

April 2, 2019

Buffet Crampon USA and Verne Q. Powell flutes’ new Powell Sonaré PS-905 professional flute is hand-finished at the Powell factory in Maynard, Massachusetts. It features a sterling silver hand cut Powell Signature II, K Style headjoint with an Aurumite 9K lip plate and crown, sterling silver body, Aurumite 9K barrel (hand-finished at Powell), nickel silver with sterling silver plating mechanism, French open hole design, pointed arms, white gold springs, and a French case with leather cover. Additional options include a low B foot, offset G, C# trill, and split E.
www.experience.buffetcrampon.com

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Hal Leonard’s Syncopation Etudes for Snare Drum

March 20, 2019

For some beginning drummers, mastering the skill of reading basic syncopation is often difficult, and moving into a more advanced level of reading can be even more challenging. Joel Rothman looks to help drummers overcome any problem in this area through his latest book, Syncopation Etudes for Snare Drum, now available from Hal Leonard.
In this unique book, Rothman includes an extensive array of etudes featuring not only quarter and eighth note syncopation, but also eighth and sixteenth note syncopation, as well as syncopated triplets. Directed at intermediate to advanced players, the etudes are presented in 2/4, 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 3/8, and 5/8 time. Dynamics are included, but used sparsely, allowing drummers to focus on reading the patterns of syncopated rhythm without too much distraction. Syncopation Etudes for Snare Drum is available for $14.99.
www.halleonard.com

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New Trumpet from Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer’s C190SL229 Stradivarius C trumpet features a newly-designed #25 M leadpipe that provides stability of intonation and slotting of note, as well as a Vincent Bach “Symphonic Series” 1 ½ C mouthpiece, which is the most popular combination for a Bach C trumpet. The regular weight #229 yellow brass bell has focused projection with the ability to color the sound, and the two-piece valve casing offers better feedback to the player and more overtones in the sound. Includes a deluxe woodshell case.
www.conn-selmer.com/en-us

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The ClariKlang from ReedGeek

ReedGeek’s newest Klangbogen is the ClariKlang. This resonance bow is the latest reed and bore stabilizer designed to fit all clarinets. The ClariKlang greatly increases the efficiency of their reed by stabilizing the energy transfer through the mouthpiece and barrel of the clarinet, and also promotes more correct playing by allowing the player’s embouchure to stay relaxed while fostering a more stable tongue-level position.
Designed to fit traditional inverted two screw ligatures and select Rovner Models by attaching to the current ligature screw and positioned accordingly, the ClariKlang can also be used on bass clarinets with Selmer style two-piece screw fixture tuning necks. Available in brass, silver and 24kt gold plate. $84.95-$120
www.reedgeek.com

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Gearcheck: March 2019

March 14, 2019

The latest and greatest gear for jazz educators and musicians – March 2019.

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Craviotto’s Heritage Snare Drum

March 6, 2019

Craviotto’s Heritage snare drum pays tribute to the company’s founder and master drum builder, Johnny Craviotto. The 6×14 solid Maple Heritage drum offers the range to go up or down a few sizes tonally without sacrificing body, tone, and sensitivity, due to the one-ply, solid shell construction. $795.
www.craviottodrums.com

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The RockBoard Power Block

The brand new RockBoard Power Block is a compact power supply, delivering current for 10 effect pedals. Besides 8 x 9 V (150 mA each, with individual red short-circuit LEDs) outputs the Power Block features 2 x 18 V (400 mA each) outputs as well. This compact and space-saving power supply provides 2,000 mA total output and comes with 10 connection cables (50 cm, angled/straight hollow plugs) as well as a mains adapter.
www.w-distribution.de

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Ibanez’s ANB205 Adam Nitti Signature Electric Bass

The ANB205 Adam Nitti signature electric bass has a lightweight Swamp Ash body which produces sparkling highs and rich harmonics. The back side of the lower horn has an extra scoop, borrowed from the Ibanez SR’s body shape, which enables easier access to higher fret positions without stress. The Maple neck and fretboard provide crisp, bright highs and strong upper midrange. Adam’s favorite Hipshot A Style bridge has 18mm string spacing, slightly wider than the standard 16.5mm SR-5 string spacing.  The extra space offers players plenty of freedom for techniques like slap, without compromising player comfort. The ANB205 comes with an optional Ash finger ramp, which allows for a more consistent attack with a quicker recovery time. Gig bag included.www.ibanez.com

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New Accessories from D’Addario

February 20, 2019

The Reserve Evolution B♭ Clarinet Reeds are the thickest blank reed under the Reserve line that offers a roundness of sound, a heavy spine for increased projection, a thicker tip for enhanced articulation, and greater warmth and flexibility. Ideal for the advancing student and professional, the Reserve Evolution B♭ Clarinet Reeds are available now in half strengths from 2.5 to 5.0, with a special 3.5+ strength.

www.daddario.com

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The TromboneBuddy

The TromboneBuddy trains muscle memory by introducing “magnetic position marks” to the slide. Students quickly develop accurate and consistent technique via the trainer, which is both ultra-light and easily clips on and off any trombone.

With TromboneBuddy, students feel where the slide positions are to directly program the arm’s muscle memory. Students can quickly and accurately learn the positions without having to un-learn the bad habit of watching the slide.
Since the trainer clips on and off in seconds, and is very light and doesn’t get in the way, there are a of myriad ways to incorporate it into a teaching program. To accommodate different trombones, each position location can easily be fine-tuned.

www.trombonebuddy.com

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