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Holiday Gift Guide 2019


Connect to the Possibilities

With the TriplePlay Connect controller and app, your guitar, and your imagination, you can create music, explore soundscapes, share, interact, and have fun. TriplePlay Connect is the bridge between your guitar and your iPad. Simply download the free TriplePlay Connect iOS app from the App Store and plug the cable into your iPad to create new sounds, instruments, songs, and more. Get inspired and engage with your guitar in a whole new way. With TriplePlay Connect and your guitar, you can play and control virtual instruments, perform songs and share them online, create, share, and play loops and audio files, or turn your guitar into a whole band.

Light the Music

Giglight Max™ is Lampcraft’s newest and brightest portable music stand light. Adjustable beam spread illuminates two to four pages of music, with hi-lo brightness settings. Operates on AC, USB, or AA batteries. Using rechargeable batteries (optional) Giglight Max™ runs for 8.5 hours on high, or 15 hours on low—with no loss of intensity (go three to five sessions without recharging batteries). Low battery warning light indicates remaining battery life. One hour on high and two hours on low. Compact design folds up for travel and the small lamp head won’t interfere with your view above the stand. Attaches easily and securely to metal, wood, and wire folding stands. Comes with a 30-day, no-hassle, money back guarantee and a two-year warranty.

Track Your Practice

The web-based practice journal keeps track of what you practice and makes recommendations to help you stay on track with your priorities. SPJ has many features to help guide your students to better practice. Start your free 30-day trial today. Works on any device.

Hyperlearning Tool

Halo Sport is the first-ever brain stimulator that accelerates improvements from practice. Halo Sport uses a form of neurostimulation to put your brain into a temporary state of hyperlearning. By wearing Halo Sport during practice, you more rapidly develop muscle memory and improve your technique.

One-of-a-Kind Horn

Known for their innovative and high-quality products, Balu Musik is proud to present a one-of-a-kind horn. Encompassing the pinnacle of horn design, the Briz 2000TP features rare craftsmanship characteristics unique in the horn world: one-piece tail and first-branch tubing. This is the only Geyer-style horn in the world that possesses these characteristics. However, this horn also has a feature that no other horn in the world has: one-piece tubing on all slides. This is a totally unique feature and is very hard to make or replicate. You will be hard-pressed to find a horn that can measure up to the 2000TP in both playability and jaw-dropping beauty. Make sure to check out the many other models we have for all player levels and price ranges.

Unlimited Sheet Music

Give the gift of unlimited sheet music and guitar tabs with the popular PASS subscription service from Sheet Music Direct. Beginning to professional musicians around the world use PASS to play and sing the music they love—featuring top songs from popular artists of today and yesterday, covering every genre. Available for 35 instruments (including piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, flute, trumpet, violin) and a variety of skill levels. Try PASS free now.
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Capture True Sound

Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 Vocal Mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast, and pro AV applications. On a live stage, the 2028 delivers the same sonic qualities as DPA’s other great microphone solutions and needs no (or very little) EQ to sound just like you are standing next to the singer. This allows the artist to hone-in on their vocals as if not using a microphone, which puts less strain on the voice. Use it wired or together with your favorite wireless system, either way, just plug it in and hear the vocals shine like never before.