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Books, Products

Liszt: Piano Works and Other Works

Liszt: Piano Works and Other Works, Early Versions

“Liszt: Piano Works and Other Works” from Editio Musica Budapest presents two alternate versions of Franz Liszt’s seminal “Weihnachtsbaum.”

Franz Wohlfahrt:

Franz Wohlfahrt: Foundation Studies for the Violoncello, Book 1, 60 Studies

Wohlfahrt’s Foundation Studies have long been successful tools for violinists and violists in mastering their instruments. This new edition is written for cello students.

The Violinist’s Daily Warm-Ups and Scale System

The Violinist’s Daily Warm-Ups and Scale System

This collection of daily violin warm-ups compiled by renowned instructor Roland Vamos is effective for professionals and students alike.

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Flock Audio’s Patch System

Flock Audio’s new Patch System offers an advanced, digitally-controlled, 100%-analog patch bay routing system. Create, store, and recall your routings.

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Andrew Synowiec, Second Story

With his creative life centered on writing and performing since the age of eight, all roads have led to the 2019 writing and recording of Second Story.

Ragamalika—Four Pieces for Piano

Ragamalika—Four Pieces for Piano

This piece by Gerald Levinson was commissioned by pianist Marcantonio Barone. Ragamalika means “garland of ragas” and describes a practice in North Indian classical music where the soloist departs from one principal raga (melodic mode) and whirls through a series of others.


Blake Mills, Look

In his third solo album, Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) member Blake Mills offers five instrumental tracks composed entirely on vintage Roland guitar synthesizers.

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Memories of Chuck: A Compilation of Experiences on the Road

James “Jimmy” Marsala played bass and was the band leader for Chuck Berry for 41 years. In his new book, the Local 2-197 (St. Louis, MO) member offers readers some of his experiences on the road with this pioneer of rock and roll.

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Curtain Up! Duos 1 and Duos 2

These two Curtain Up! duet books from the Magic Flute on Stage series provide student duets from the last four centuries.

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DPA Microphones’ d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone

DPA Microphones’ new d:fine CORE 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is made for performers who want freedom of movement on stage.