The newest edition to the Blueridge family is the BR-40A Dreadnaught Guitar. Each guitar has a select, solid Adirondack spruce top - the same tonewood used in highly-prized collectibles often referred to as “prewar” instruments. In keeping with traditional design specifications, the top is braced in the legendary "Forward-X” pattern.  Perfectly positioned to remain light and strong enough to bring out the full bass and clear treble - defining characteristics of the highly prized top material and a feature that makes for a superior guitar.

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Print & Digital

Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series, Basic Piano Course: Praise Hits, and Sound Innovations AdditionsAlfred Music has added to The Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series with Alfred Jazz: Freddie Hubbard & More Play-Along, Vol. 5 and Alfred Jazz: Freddie Hubbard & More Play-Along for Rhythm Section, Vol. 5. Freddie Hubbard & More has parts for C, B flat, E flat, and bass clef instrument and includes a sample jazz solo written out for each instrumentalist to list to, play, and practice. The Rhythm Section version features written-out parts for piano, bass, and drum set. The instrument parts include comping suggestions and sample solos that teach improvisation.

With Alfred's Basic Piano Course: Praise Hits Levels 2 and 3, the piano series continues to fill the need for contemporary Christian music used as supplementary pieces for students. Students can play versions of well-known contemporary worship music with the addition of these titles. Each piece correlates page-by-page with concepts presented in Level 2 and 3 of Alfred's Basic Piano Course: Lesson Book 2 and 3. There are 22 current worship songs inside the pages of Praise Hits Levels 2 and 3 including "10,000 Reasons," "One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)," "Mighty to Save," and "Your Grace Is Enough.”

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Print & Digital

Hal Leonard’s PRISM (Katy Perry) songbooks include volumes for Piano/Vocal/Guitar and Easy Piano, plus a new Katy Perry Pro Vocal volume. The Hal Leonard PVG (HL00124163 / $16.99) and Easy Piano (HL00124409 / $16.99) folios for PRISM feature all 16 tracks from the blockbuster 2013 album. The Pro Vocal volume (Vol. 60 – Katy Perry (HL00109374 / $14.99)) contains the melody, lyrics, and chord symbols for eight hits.

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Print & Digital

Ableton Grooves, Rock Band Camp, Ukulele Decade, Keyboard Lesson Goldmine from Hal LeonardAbleton Grooves trains readers to create realistic-sounding drum grooves using Ableton Live and the Ableton Grooves Drum Racks specifically created for this book by certified Ableton Live trainer Josh Bess. Each groove is written using MIDI Maps, with which the user learns not only how to read the exercises, but also how to use them to develop grooves. Bess presents musical notation alongside the MIDI Maps.

Rock Band Camp is designed for first-time performers and weekend warriors who are learning to make music in a group setting. Each book includes beginning- to intermediate-level parts and playing tips for the entire band: two guitars, bass, drums, and a singer. The two accompanying CDs contain full-band tracks for each song, plus “minus-one” play-along tracks for every instrument on all of the songs, so players can practice on their own between band rehearsals. Retail price: $14.99.

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DJ & Lighting

ADJ Jelly Cosmos Ball

The Jelly Cosmos Ball’s transparent casing makes it two effects in one. First, it’s a traditional dual rotating ball effect that utilizes 4x3-watt RGB TRI Color LEDs to shoot sharp, colored beams in all directions 360° around the room. Second, since its spheres glow through their clear cases like colorful jellyfish, the fixture itself is mesmerizing and intriguing to look at. The Jelly Cosmos Ball requires no controller or user programming. Once turned on, it rotates and changes colors automatically as it cycles through a preset sequence of effects.

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Drums & Percussion

Remo Powermax 2 Marching Bass DrumheadMade with two plies of Mylar® film, the Powermax® 2 provides increased attack and tone control. The Powermax® 2 includes the same popular Powermax® pre-muffled design with a pre-installed dampening ring on the inside for optimum tone and projection plus a control sound dot underneath for added durability. Available in Ultra White or Ebony® in sizes 14” to 32”.

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Drums & Percussion

Sonor Sunset Beech KitThe limited edition Sonor Sunset kit features German Beechwood, which produces a warm, balanced tone with low frequency punch. Only 25 Sunset kits are available via Sonor Certified Plus dealers located across the USA.

The kit is colored transparent red over a Birdseye Maple veneer. The standard kit consists of an 18”x14” bass drum, 12”x8” rack tom and a 14”x14” floor tom, with a 14”x5” snare being offered as an option. These drums feature top shelf fittings, the T.A.R. mounting system, tuning lugs with TuneSafe, OSM (Optimum Shell Measurement allowing better contact between the bearing edge and the drum head) and Remo USA heads.

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Drums & Percussion

Aquarian Two-Ply Vintage DrumheadsAquarian Vintage Tone are designed to add depth, power, and the durability of two ply construction combine to make heads of exceptional resonance. Modern Vintage™ II heads are two seven mil. Deep Vintage™ II heads are two ten mil. Both series feature Aquarian’s “Special” Texture Coating for a long lasting performance. All Aquarian drum heads are made with Nu-Brite™ drumhead film and are manufactured with Aquarian’s exclusive “Vacuum Molding Process.”

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Drums & Percussion

Pearl Session Studio Classic FinishNew for 2014 is Pearl’s introduces a brand new lacquer finish for the SSC Series, #361 Vintage Copper Sparkle. Utilizing Pearl’s 31-step high-gloss lacquer process, SSC Series includes vivid finish options like #103 Piano Black, #106 Antique Ivory, #110 Sequoia Red, #113 Sheer Blue, #389 Matte Liquid Amber, and #361 Vintage Copper Sparkle. Now, Pearl offers Vintage Copper Sparkle lacquer for a shimmering, retro facade.

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Drums & Percussion

Sabian Safe and Sound Cymbal CleanerSABIAN’s Safe and Sound Cymbal Cleaner is specially formulated to effectively clean your cymbals while protecting their performance. This is a fully organic cleaner that is scent free, acid free, solvent free, and biodegradable.

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