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February, 2009

Josh Harris • Archives • February 12, 2009

Jody Jazz Saxophone MouthpiecesJody Jazz Saxophone Mouthpieces
Designed for easy playing, good projection, and a dark warm throaty baritone sound, the DV NY mouthpiece, from Jody Jazz, is suitable for all styles of playing. The DV BASS, for bass saxophone, delivers ease of play and a deep dark warm tone. The DV BASS features a medium chamber with PHI proportions. Both new mouthpieces are manufactured with machines from Virgin Brass and are hand-finished and plated in 24 karat gold.

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To the first question, “In the past year, as a result of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, has enrollment increased, decreased or stayed the same for guitar, bass and drums?” 67.1 percent of the responding instructors indicated that they felt that their guitar program enrollment has increased as a result (with 2.2 responding “decreased” and 30.7 responding “remained the same”); 46 percent felt that their bass program enrollment has increased as a result (with 4.3 responding “decreased” and 49.4 responding “remained the same”), and 52 percent felt that their drum program enrollment has increased as a result (with 4.2 responding “decreased” and 43.6 responding “remained the same”).

To the second question, “Do you feel that the Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games have had a positive effect on your music classroom?” 78 percent of responding instructors indicated that they felt that Rock Band and Guitar Hero have indeed had a positive effect. To the third question, “Have you seen a shift towards students wanting to learn classic guitar-based rock as a result of Rock Band and Guitar Hero?” 88 percent of responding instructors indicated that they felt that the two games have caused such a shift. To the fourth and final question, “Do you feel that Rock Band and Guitar Hero would help in attracting new students to your classroom?” 95 percent of responding instructors indicated in the affirmative; that they felt the two games would help attract new students.

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