Music & Sound Retailer August 2021, Vol 38 No 8

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Bang on the Drum All Day

Amahi introduced the SD9 24-inch Handpan Drum, following the success of its steel-tongue drum line. The SD9 24-inch Handpan Drum is constructed of high-quality nitrogen steel material and tuned in D minor with nine notes. With a highly unique and meditative sound, the handpan drum can be played with the hands and fingers to produce soft and warm tones, stated the company. A backpack-style carrying bag is included.

Tuned In

D’Addario announced that its Micro Violin Tuner is now available specifically for viola. The D’Addario Micro Viola Tuner features an easy-to-read, full-color display in an attractive compact design. A non-marring, lever-lock clamp holds the tuner securely to the instrument while allowing easy application and removal. The precision viola tuner is not only perfect for tuning, the unique mounting system and fast pitch response allow it to be used as an effective practice tool for referencing and improving intonation while playing, stated the company.

Getting Warmer

Pirastro has introduced its PERPETUAL CADENZA strings for violin. According to the company, these strings are easier to play than competitor products, while providing the musician with a warm and deep sound, as well as a great wealth of colors. The strings also offer brilliant, clear and powerful sound, as well as optimal response without resistance, the company added. The left-hand feel is light and soft due to its lower string tension. Shifting positions can be played with noticeably less finger pressure. MUSIC & SOUND RETAILER

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