Instruments & Gear

Meredith Music Sourcebook for Wind Band and Instrumental MusicThe Sourcebook for Wind Band and Instrumental Music is by Frank L. Battisti, William Berz, and Russ Girsberger (ISBN 978-1-57463-177-7, $39.95). This Sourcebook was created to aid directors and teachers in finding the information they need, and expand their general knowledge.

Read more: Meredith Music Sourcebook for Wind Band and Instrumental Music

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eMedia LogoMagicScore is a music notation software. Compose, print, arrange, and convert notation to audio with MagicScore. Use it to write sheet music, guitar tabs and chord charts.

Read more: eMedia MagicScore Notation Software

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Gator Cases Deluxe PRO-Go SeriesGator Cases deluxe PRO-Go series provides professional level protection for musicians on the go and is now available for brass instruments. With storage room and adjustable, removable, padded backpack straps, the PRO-GO band bags are ideal for the traveling musician.

Read more: Accessories: Gator Cases Deluxe PRO-Go Series

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Sabian Grip Disc Practice PadPracticing is more convenient with the new Grip Disc from Sabian Performance Accessories. The portable “go-anywhere” practice pad allows percussionists to quietly practice rudiments.

Read more: Sabian Grip Disc Practice Pad

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Kanstul Model 1410 C/BH Trumpet Until now no one has been able to make a C/BH trumpet that plays well, in tune, in both keys. Kanstul Musical Instruments USA has mastered the problem.

Read more: Brass: Kanstul Model 1410 C/BH Trumpet

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Romantic Encounters for Marimba

Meredith Music is proud to announce the publication of Romantic Encounters for Marimba by Jack Van Geem, edited by Anthony J. Cirone. ISBN 978-1-57463-021-3; $19.95. Romantic guitarist and composer Francisco Tárrega was born in Spain on November 21st 1852. He was trained at the Madrid Conservatory where he studied composition and was proficient on both guitar and piano. Through his compositions and unique sound, he is considered to have established the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument.

Read more: Meredith Music Publications Announces A New Work for Marimba

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Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece CombinationAccessories

Légère Inspiration Mouthpiece Combination

Nick Kuckmeir designed each piece as the perfect complement to Légère reeds. 

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Korg introduces Cortosia, a tuner app. The initial release will support the flute, clarinet, and trumpet with future upgrades expected to increase the variety of instruments supported.

Read more: Korg Cortosia Interactive Tuner App for Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet

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Manhasset Specialty CompanyThe Board of Directors of Manhasset Specialty Company has announced the hiring of Dan Roberts as President and General Manager to replace Barry Heid, who is retiring from that position after a very successful career of 16 years working with the company.

Read more: Manhasset Specialty Names Dan Roberts President and General Manager

Instruments & Gear

Casio Privia ModelCasio’s Celviano AP-260 and AP-460, as well as the Privia PX-760 and PX-860 offer a number of new features including a Hall Simulator and Concert Play. The latest Celviano and Privia digital pianos will be on display in Casio’s booth (#B5900) during Winter NAMM.

Read more: Casio's New Celviano and Privia Models

 


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