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  • New Jazz Ensemble Music Released by Excelcia Music Publishing for 2021-22

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021Excelcia Music Publishing released their second Jazz Ensemble music catalog with new and inspiring tunes from well-known composers as well as talented new voices. The 2021-22 music embraces the rich tradition of big band music and forges new ground in music for contemporary jazz ensembles. Read More...
  • Hercules Stands’ New DG Adaptive Series

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021Hercules recently launched their DG Adaptive Series, which includes three new products - the Universal Podcast Mic & Camera Arm Stand, Smartphone Holder, and 2-In-1 Tablet. Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon Festival Clarinet Comes with $200 Rebate during Month of June

    Frank Hammel | June 2, 2021During the month of June, Buffet Crampon USA is offering a $200 Instant Rebate on the Festival B-flat clarinet. Considered a Prestige-level clarinet, the Festival has many upgraded features, including an alternate A-flat/E-flat key for the left hand, premium unstained African blackwood, two tuning barrels (65mm and 66mm), metal tenon caps and GT pads. It features a poly-cylindrical bore and is a member of the R13 bore family. Festival clarinets also come in the upgraded Prestige case (B-flat in a single, A in a double case). Read More...
  • Ukulele VT Virtual Tone Series Strings from Black Diamond

    Frank Hammel | June 1, 2021Black Diamond‘s V-Fluorocarbon strings, which have a brighter tone than their counterpart Nylon, are made from high quality materials imported from Argentina. Along with a longer product life span, they promise to stay in tune longer. Read More...
  • Grover Mandolin Machine Heads (409 Series)

    Frank Hammel | June 1, 2021Cleveland, OH-based Grover Musical Products announced Grover professional model mandolin machine heads (409 Series). A specially designed, adjustable worm gear along with the die cast base maintains the center lines of the gear and worm to insure correct alignment. The worm to gear ratio is 18:1. Read More...
  • Trophy Music Co. Announces Mel-O-Dee Balls

    Frank Hammel | June 1, 2021Cleveland, OH-based Trophy Music Co. and Grover Musical Products are introducing Mel-O-Dee Balls. Mel-O-Dee Balls are an accurately tuned, C to C, 8 ball set, individually colored and note marked, so that virtually anyone can learn to play. They produce musical tones when squeezed. Read More...
  • Excelcia Music Publishing Releases Inspiring New Concert Band Music Catalog

    Frank Hammel | May 20, 2021A bold release with over 50 new works, Excelcia Music Publishing’s just released 2021-22 Concert Band music catalog is filled with pieces from many beloved composers as well as talented new voices.  The new catalog includes a myriad of styles, from marches and contest festival works to Halloween and holiday concerts.  As it has done in prior years, the publisher’s release includes live professional recordings of each piece (safely recorded), which can be used as a tool with students in the classroom as well as for remote learning.  Read More...
  • Buffet Crampon 1180 Student Bass Clarinet

    Frank Hammel | May 12, 2021Featuring an African blackwood body, silver-plated keys and simplified register key design, the 1180 student bass clarinet retains many of the acoustic properties of the legendary Prestige bass models while still being an affordable option for school music programs.  The 1180 also has range to low E-flat and a sturdy, lightweight case with latches for secure protection and transport. Read More...
  • Two New Graphic Practice Pads from Vic Firth

    Frank Hammel | May 12, 2021The Avedis Zildjian Company, parent company of Vic Firth, has announced the introduction of two new products into its lineup of practice accessories, the Vic Firth Digital Camo Practice Pads, and the Vic Firth VF Practice Pads. Read More...
  • DirectOut Adding NMOS to EXBOX.RAV Interface

    Frank Hammel | May 12, 2021DirectOut Technologies has further expanded the capabilities of its recently released RAVENNA/MADI converter EXBOX.RAV, adding NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 support. Read More...
  • PreSonus MicroStation BT

    Frank Hammel | May 6, 2021The new PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth 5.0 stereo monitor controller receives audio from a phone, tablet, or other Bluetooth source and feeds it to your full-range powered speakers. The MicroStation BT also can be hardwired to a powered subwoofer to create a 2.1 listening environment. Read More...
  • Notysing Music Notation Learning App Named EdTech Awards Finalist for 2021

    Frank Hammel | May 4, 2021Stockholm, Sweden-based Doremir Music Research announced May 4 that its new app Notysing has been named a “Cool Tool Finalist 2021” in the global EdTech Awards. The educational app also received a 4.5 out of 5.0 star review by educators at the Educational App Store. Read More...
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