Instruments & Gear

D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads has released the Evans Pipe Band Snare Batter, designed in collaboration with Stephen Creighton and his championship winning corps, the St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band.

Read more: Evans Pipe Band Snare Batter from D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads

Instruments & Gear

The Evans System Blue snare head is the newest addition to D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads line of marching percussion products.

Read more: The Evans System Blue snare head from D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads

Instruments & Gear

Promark by D’Addario has launched the Stephen Creighton Signature Stick, the first product that the brand introduces to the Pipe Band market.

Read more: Stephen Creighton Signature Stick from Promark by D’Addario

Instruments & Gear

The second edition of Mastering the Art of Brushes by Berklee professor Jon Hazilla helps drummers to understand the concepts behind brush playing and presents them with brush patterns and techniques.

Read more: 'Mastering the Art of Brushes 2nd Edition' from Berklee Press

Instruments & Gear

A Turkish Concerto for Trumpet from Schott Music is a concerto in 3 movements that includes parts for both C and Bb trumpet.

Read more: ‘A Turkish Concerto for Trumpet’ from Schott Music

Instruments & Gear

The new Hammer of the Gods drumsticks from Techra are the most powerful and durable drumsticks for hard hitters and heavy metal drummers.

Read more: Techra Hammer of the Gods Drumsticks

Instruments & Gear

SnapCards, Sight-Reading Skill Building Flashcards in a “Snap”!  by Theresa Pritchard from Carl Fischer Music is a series of skill-building flashcards that helps students learn to sight read.

Read more: SnapCards from Carl Fischer Music

Instruments & Gear

The Select Jazz Tenor Mouthpieces from D’Addario Woodwinds are milled from solid rod rubber using D’Addario’s precise computer-controlled mouthpiece-making technology.

Read more: Select Jazz Tenor Mouthpiece from D’Addario Woodwinds

Instruments & Gear

Crystal Records now offers recordings of the Westwood Wind Quintet performing the 24 quintets of Anton Reicha (1770-1836).

Read more: Westwood Wind Quintet Recordings from Crystal Records

Instruments & Gear

Techra has introduced new low-noise E-Rhythm drumsticks for acoustic and electronic drums sets.

Read more: E-Rhythm Techra Drumsticks

 


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