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PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL Receives NAMM Foundation Grant, to Include Electronic Percussion in Programs

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Aug 30 2016

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has once again received a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation to expand its market development programs, campaigns and events that bring percussion education to all population demographics and in-school audiences. Specific program emphasis will be directed to Electronic Percussion instruments and accessories that enhance the drumming learning experience.  Both Drum Set In The Classroom and Percussion In The Schools  educational programs will introduce and ...

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D’Addario’s Evans Brand Announces Calftone Drumheads, Part Of New Evans ’56 Series

Jun 15 2016

D'Addario's Evans Drumheads brand is proud to announce the release of Calftone, a premium drumhead line designed to mimic the sound, look, and feel of vintage calfskin. Calftone is manufactured using D'Addario's patented Level 360 Technology(TM), and optimizes the sonic properties of vintage drums while giving newer ones a distinctly classic tone; big, warm, boomy bass drum sounds, and full, round tone from toms. Calftone pre-orders are available now. ...

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Hang with Rich Redmond at Guitar Center Hollywood

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Jun 06 2016

Register for this FREE event at the iconic Guitar Center Sunset location. It's happening on Tuesday, June 14th. 6 pm sharp. There will be high-energy performances, Q and A, storytelling, door prizes, and audience interaction. Rich would love to see you there! Tell the drummer in your life. Musicians of all ages and levels of ability can benefit from this presentation. Click HERE to learn more. GUITAR CENTER Hollywood Address: ...

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SABIAN INTRODUCES OVERTURE TRIANGLE

OVERTURE TRIANGLE

Apr 07 2016

Sabian has announced a new line of Aluminum Alloy Triangles. Designed for percussionists on a budget, or school and educational applications, Overture Triangles are crafted from quality SABIAN Aluminum Alloy. Available in 4”, 6” and 8” models, Overture triangles produce warm tone at moderate levels, with bright, shimmering sustain. Smartly priced, they are ideal for percussionists, schools and ensembles requiring the best possible sound on a limited budget. Overture Triangles ...

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SABIAN INTRODUCES NEW BEST-IN-CLASS XSR SERIES!

XSR SERIES

Apr 07 2016

SABIAN has just announced the launch of a brand new cymbal series: XSR. Replacing Xs20, XSR will deliver unprecedented sound and performance at a price designed to fit your cymbal budget. No other series even comes close! “We work hard to keep pushing forward the art of cymbal-making,” comments SABIAN Master Product Specialist Mark Love. “The technology we have learned from making professional series cymbals eventually trickles down to more ...

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The Rhythm is Here

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Mar 22 2016

Welcome to "The Rhythm Is Here! A World Music Journey in Rhythm & Song", a Rhythm Hunters' Adventure for grades K-8. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to inspire a spirit of learning about the world as students travel to discover the music, history, and culture of four distinct geographic destinations: West Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and the USA. The pages of this book are filled with rich illustrations and ...

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26th Annual Chicago Drum Show May 21 and 22, 2016

Chicago drum show

Mar 14 2016

The 26th Annual Chicago Drum Show will be held May 21 and 22, 2016 at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois. Commenting on the new venue, show producer Rob Cook points out that the new location was needed to continue the show’s growth curve. “Every year, the show gets a little bigger, and a little better.” says Cook. “Our 25th Anniversary show last year attracted over 2,...

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Zildjian Announces The Launch of New Gauge Series of Drumsticks

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Mar 04 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is proud to announce the launch of a new series of drumsticks called “Gauge Series.” Designed for all styles of music, each of the four models has a different diameter, but features a consistent length, taper, and the new ‘fusion’ style tip shape, a hybrid between the popular acorn tip and round tip. The change in size between each gauge is proportional, allowing a seamless adjustment ...

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Yamaha CSS-A Series Concert Snare Drum

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Mar 03 2016

The new models provide a significant upgrade from the original CSS series, most notably in their highly durable 1.2mm chrome-plated steel shells, making them the only drums of this kind offered by a major percussion manufacturer specifically for the concert percussion market. Other improvements include a 3-piece zinc/steel tubular lug tuning system to optimize the shell vibration, and a Q-Type strainer which enables the snares to be tightened ...

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A-Avedis Signature Cymbal Collection

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Mar 03 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is proud to announce the addition of the “Avedis” line to its legendary “A” Family of cymbals. Reminiscent of cymbals from the 50s and 60s, yet distinctly modern and relevant for today’s music, this cymbal line is a vintage recreation of the timeless sound and feel crafted by Avedis Zildjian III, the father of the modern American cymbal that was heard and played on thousands ...

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