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Steinberg claims that Dorico is the only scoring software that musicians can compose and arrange freely into, providing the best automatic notation and engraving of any software.

Brad Paisley’s Signature Fender Guitar

Brad Paisley’s Signature Fender Guitar

This year’s Summer NAMM show saw the launch of Local 257 (Nashville, TN) member Brad Paisley’s signature Fender guitar.

The PA6BT Hot Spot PA

The PA6BT Hot Spot PA

The PA6BT Hot Spot PA/personal monitor from Galaxy Audio includes Bluetooth technology and a dedicated volume control.

Art Diffusor Model D

Acoustics First’s Art Diffusor Model D

Acoustics First’s Art Diffusor Model D is an organic quadratic sound diffuser that improves acoustic clarity and ambiance, while increasing the overall perceived space of the room.

The Who Bass Tab Anthology

What began in 1964 as a simple English rock band grew to become one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.

Concept MC Cases

TKL’s Concept MC Cases

TKL’s Concept MC cases are developed to fit almost every vintage and contemporary acoustic guitar on the market.

Tone Corset

Tone Corset

Tone Corset compact operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) analog compressor from Electro-Harmonix lets guitarists precisely shape dynamics with compression effects ranging from subtle to extreme.

Bass Lesson Goldmine

Bass Lesson Goldmine: 100 Lessons Series

Each book in the Bass Lesson Goldmine series features 100 individual modules covering an array of topics.

Wisdom of the Hand

Wisdom of the Hand: A Guide to Jazz Pentatonic Scales

Using an open-air concept that asks pianists to imagine there are only black keys, readers are led through 50 etudes and 200 special exercises that will eventually allow them to soar across the widely spaced scales “position playing” and the author’s unique two-octave fingerings.

Roland’s GP607

Roland’s GP607

Roland’s GP607 brings a light-weight and maintenance-free mini grand into your living room.