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Instruments & Gear

D’Addario Accessories’ Pro Plus Capo features FlexFit technology, so the pad used on the capo arm of these capos mimics the way the anatomy of the human finger functions when fretting a string – so you never have to worry about unwanted buzzing, muted strings or intonation issues caused by varying capo pressure.

Read more: D’Addario Accessories’ Pro Plus Capo

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Featuring exact note-for-note transcriptions of his recorded solos for piano, the Bill Evans Omnibook contains a variety of helpful features throughout the book, including chord symbols, easy-to-read notation, rehearsal letters, metronome marks, and more.

Read more: 'The Bill Evans Omnibook' from Hal Leonard

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HingeStix are a learning tool that lets drummers learn proper technique while preventing bad habits from the very start. These practice drumsticks, by Sam Ruttenberg, are great for drummers to simulate and reinforce a loose grip, allowing the stick to pivot freely around the fulcrum, while engaging the hands and the back fingers to control and master bounce and rebound.

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In Practical Music Education Technology, veteran music educators Rick Dammers and Marjorie LoPresti help music teachers introduce technology into the classroom by providing accessible strategies to support and enrich students' musical learning.

Read more: ‘Practical Music Education Technology’ from Oxford University Press

Instruments & Gear

D’Addario Woodwinds’ padded leather saxophone straps feature soft yet strong materials for an uncompromising mix of style and functionality.

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TAMA's smallest ever complete kit is the CLUB-JAM Flyer.

Read more: The Club Jam Flyer Kit from TAMA

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The ReedGeek Universal “Special ZR” is the latest addition to ReedGeek’s line of reed adjustment and maintenance tools.

Read more: ReedGeek’s Universal “Special ZR” Tool

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Hal Leonard's new Singer's Jazz Anthology series features vocal lines with piano accompaniments.

Read more: Hal Leonard’s 'Singer's Jazz Anthology'

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Adaptable Trios, the newest series from Excelcia Music Publishing, contains 25 newly-composed or arranged trios that can be flexibly used with any combination of wind and percussion instruments (in the Wind/Percussion series) or with any combination of string instruments (in the Strings series).

Read more: 'Adaptable Trios' Books from Excelcia Music

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The Concerto DA-300 is an all-new wireless digital & acoustic accordion. High quality sampled sounds can be selected and saved either from the grill of the accordion or with the included Android tablet.

Read more: The Concerto DA-300 Accordion

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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