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  • ‘Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation’ from Berklee Press

    SBO Staff | March 6, 2021Jazz Duets: Etudes for Phrasing and Articulation by Richard Lowell provides 27 duets in jazz and jazz-influenced styles such as swing, bebop, funk, samba, and others. They are appropriate for performance by any melodic instruments. The duets feature independent contrapuntal lines, and practicing them will give players intimate insight into how these constructs sound and […] Read More...
  • Murphy Music Press Releases Beginning Band Adaptable Series

    Mike Lawson | March 2, 2021Murphy Music Press’ Beginning Band Adaptable Series is now available. The first two volumes feature a collection of eight new Grade 0.5 compositions for flexible instrumentation. Read More...
  • Hal Leonard Virtual Choir Toolkits Provide Audio Tracks & Licensing for Virtual Performances

    Mike Lawson | March 1, 2021For the past year, choir directors have been challenged with keeping their choirs singing together in any way possible. Hal Leonard and Shawnee Press have just released a series of Virtual Choir Toolkits that make directors’ tasks a little easier. Each kit includes downloadable demonstration, accompaniment, and part-dominant recordings along with licensing permissions needed to […] Read More...
  • “Ukulele for Young Beginners” by Jake Shimabukuro

    Mike Lawson | February 23, 2021Anyone who’s attended a Jake Shimabukuro concert or workshop knows what a remarkable ukulele player he is, and how amiable and charismatic he can be. With all of these abilities, it’s no wonder he’s great with kids, too. This book also uses video lessons to help kids learn how to play the ukulele. Read More...
  • ISP Technologies “In Mask” Microphone System

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2021ISP Technologies’ Classroom Infrared Amplification System promises to enhance voice clarity with a miniature microphone installed directly into the mask. The company says its design has an advantage over other systems that are designed to use a hanging pendant microphone, hand held microphone or over the ear microphone that amplifies an already-muffled voice. Read More...
  • IK Multimedia iRig Pre 2 Mobile XLR Microphone Interface

    Mike Lawson | February 18, 2021IK Multimedia announces iRig Pre 2, the pocket-sized mic preamp and interface that lets creators, musicians and journalists easily use XLR mics to record, perform and stream with an iPhone*, iPad, Android device or DSLR camera. More details from IK Multimedia (www.ikmultimedia.com): The sequel to the best-selling mobile mic preamp of all time, iRig Pre […] Read More...
  • DirectOut and Vivivaldy Launch ViViD for Easy Internet Remote Production

    SBO Staff | February 17, 2021DirectOut and Vivivaldy are launching “ViViD”, a customized service that permits audio professionals to easily set up remote productions using standard internet connections. Read More...
  • Paiste’s Signature Series Revival

    Mike Lawson | February 8, 2021Paiste has announced a new phase of Signature Series re-launches and new models, including 19“ & 20“ Power Crash models, 20“ & 22“ Power Rides, 14“ & 15“ Power Hi-Hats, the 14“ Heavy Hi-Hat and, for the first time, Paiste's 22” Mellow Ride. Read More...
  • Dixon’s Precision Coil Direct Drive Single and Double Bass Drum

    Mike Lawson | February 8, 2021Dixon Precision Coil pedals are a high-powered alternative to traditional rocking spring pedals, featuring the direct transfer of energy from its open coil helical spring to the footboard for increased precision and control. Precision Coil’s open-coil helical spring, enclosed in a cast aluminum chamber, connects directly to the beater hub for an extremely efficient transfer of energy, topped off with an adjustable aluminum beater. Read More...
  • Yamaha DGX-670 Digital Piano

    Mike Lawson | February 5, 2021Yamaha’s DGX-670 digital piano features a modern, attractive aesthetic and a simplified user interface. The new “Portable Grand” ensemble instrument is a full, 88-note weighted action keyboard with exceptional playability, superb sound and visual appeal, making it ideal for beginners and accomplished pianists. Read More...
  • ’44 Melodious & Technical Etudes For Trumpet’ from Kendor Music

    Mike Lawson | January 25, 2021

    44 Melodious & Technical Etudes For Trumpet offers 44 etudes, providing a wide range of different musical styles, ranging from technical drills to lyrical melodies.

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  • Eastman’s New Marching Sousaphone

    Mike Lawson | January 25, 2021

    Eastman has introduced the EPH495 BBb marching sousaphone, marking the beginning of advancements being made across the full line of Eastman marching instruments.

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