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Take a Load Off
Pure Acoustic’s Linnd Laxo violin shoulder rest eliminates splay and offers the player complete stability. The non-slip feet attach outside of the purfling line, placing no load or dampening on the back of the violin.
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Keyboard Simulation
The Nord Electro 4 features the flagship Nord C2D’s B3 tone wheel organ engine. The keyboard includes a redesigned key-click simulation, as well as the rotary-speaker simulation of a vintage 122 Leslie. It also features Vox and Farfisa organ simulations and is compatible with the Nord piano library.
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Linear Improv
Line Games (Sher Music) is an organized series of practical studies for the simultaneous development of single-note guitar technique and jazz vocabulary. Author Randy Vincent transcribes examples from recorded solos by guitarists like Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino and Joe Pass, then gives you the tools to develop complete fluency in creating similar improvised lines of your own.
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Endless Tweakability
Electrix’s Tweaker is a performance controller for Ableton users, Traktor users, and music producers and performers. It gathers a variety of control elements in a compact, portable design that includes a 32-button grid, velocity-sensitive pads and push encoders with LED rings.
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Sleight of Pitch
DigiTech has launched Magic Fingers Vibrato for its iStomp programmable pedal. Magic Fingers takes a guitar signal and modulates its pitch slightly, giving it an animated vocal quality.
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Education Guide
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Where to Study
Jazz 2015
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Student Music Awards
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38th Annual
Music Awards

SMA Archive

Toolshed Archive

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Jazz Camp
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Jazz 101
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Jazz must not be the property of an elite few who possess a vast knowledge of the music’s history, performers, nuances and intricacies. But since jazz is a very advanced art form and has such a rich history, it’s important to have a grounding in this tradition to fully understand and appreciate what’s happening…   More


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