Instruments & Gear

Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music is now available online.  This online version is constantly being updated and is completely searchable: Need an arrangement of “Pomp and Circumstance” for graduation? Choose from the 37 different arrangements listed! Looking for a tune for a Thanksgiving concert?  The Encyclopedia lists 30 different selections! Looking for a tune by a composer named Williams?  The Encyclopedia lists 82 composers with that name.

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Piano Blues LegendsThis collection of songs is from George Harrison’s days on the Apple label. This PVG folio features nearly 60 favorites, including “All Things Must Pass,” “The Answer’s at the End,” “Art of Dying,” “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll),” “Bangla Desh,” “Be Here Now,” and more. George Harrison – The Apple Years retails for $29.99.

Read more: Hal Leonard The Apple Years and Blues Piano Legends

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Drumfire Drum Practice Pad

The pad’s surface replicates a real drumhead. The pad also comes equipped with an adjustable stand, solid braced legs, non-slip rubber feet, and friction locking clutch. The versatile stand and removable head gives drummers the option to comfortably practice in the studio, before a show, or even on the road.

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Powerstroke 77 Snare Drumhead

The Powerstroke 77 snare drumhead consists of two free-floating plies of 7-mil film with a 7-mil inlay ring and a 5-mil top clear dot. The inlay ring reduces overtones, and the 5-mil top clear dot adds durability.

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Artistic Nuance: Uncovering the Mystery of Musical Expression by Ed LiskArtistic Nuance: Uncovering the Mystery of Musical Expression, Ed Lisk's latest publication, has been released by Meredith Music.

Read more: Meredith Music Publications Announces A New Work from Ed Lisk

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Open Studios App for iOSJuilliard School releases its new, subscription-based iOS App, Open Studios.

Read more: Open Studios App by Juilliard School Now Available for iOS

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Row-Loff Basket O’ CadencesRow-Loff announced the launch of their 2015 Marching Percussion Catalog. Eight new marching percussion features from seven seasoned marching percussion composers.

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Kendor Digital Archive EditionsThe Kendor Archive Editions series has been added to the Kendor list of digital print-on-demand titles.

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Rock House Method Learn Guitar Master EditionDesigned by John McCarthy, this master edition combines all three levels of this series in a complete course. Learn all the essential techniques needed to play all genres of music. Start with how to hold the guitar for comfortable playing and fast, effective learning.

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Impression Splash and China CymbalsZimMusicInc., the exclusive North American distributor of Impression Cymbals, has announced the addition of new splash and China cymbals to the Illuminati Cymbal series.

Read more: Impression Splash and China Cymbals

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