Instruments & Gear

These banjo strings from Optima use gold to make the strings soft to the touch, and are handmade in Germany.

Read more: Optima 24K Banjo Strings

Instruments & Gear

These premium leather guitar straps from D’Addario Accessories are made in the USA from the highest quality of padded, comfortable garment leather.

Read more: D’Addario Accessories Premium Leather Guitar Straps

Instruments & Gear

92 Progressive Exercises for Cello – Volumes 1 & 2 from Schott Music by Friedrich August Kummer is ideal for students at all levels and separated into two volumes by difficulty.

Read more: ‘92 Progressive Exercises for Cello – Volumes 1 & 2’ from Schott Music

Instruments & Gear

The Vosi TB2211LQ trombone from Antigua Winds features a .500” bore, a chrome plated nickel silver inner slide, and a nickel silver outer slide.

Read more: The Vosi TB2211LQ trombone from Antigua Winds

Instruments & Gear

The Vosi TR2560LQ trumpet from Antigua Winds features a .460” bore, red brass leadpipe, an adjustable 3rd valve slide finger ring, and stainless-steel pistons.

Read more: The Vosi TR2560LQ trumpet from Antigua Winds

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 Hal Leonard

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

 


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