NewProducts String Players’ Guide to the Orchestra The String Player’s Guide to the Orchestra, arranged by Susan C. Brown is a 116-page string orchestra method book that includes orchestral repertoire, excerpts, scales and studies for string orchestra as well as individual study. The works may be played individually or in ensembles and the music selections
work within a wide range of student ability levels. The guide, available for $19.95, focuses on phrasing, technique and musical styles and provides a unique entry into performance music preparation with right- and left-hand studies using authentic orchestral excerpts.
SKB’s TSA-Friendly Hardware Cases
SKB has updated their ATA Rail Pack Utility Cases with advancements developed for airline security. SKB has retooled their “perfect match valance” system to accommodate their “trigger release” latching system, which includes TSA accepted and recognized trigger release latches for added security when flying. TSA locks enable the cases to be locked, yet still be inspected by airline security. SKB’s ATA Rail Pack Utility cases are fitted with polypropylene straps with spring loaded reverse-cinch buckles for holding drum stands and hardware securely in place when transporting. The 1SKB-3611, 1SKB-4812W, 1SKB-4816W and 1SKB-5020W sizes feature built-in wheels and comfortable rubber overmolded handles for easy maneuvering.
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