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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top of the list this week is our roundup of the MI Expo, which took place at the Emirates Stadium on July 13th.

Also placing high up on the list this week was our Anatomy of an Instrument feature, which looked at everything to do with the Hang, handpans and steel tongue drums.

Other notable stories this week include a German orchestra breaking the world record for the most classical musicians playing at once, and Steve White’s Yamaha drum seminar.

Check out the full list below:
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1. MI Expo: 5 things we learnt from the show
Here are five important nuggets of information from the seminar programme that really stood out to the day’s delegates..

2. Anatomy of an Instrument: The Hang
Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about the Hang, and the range of handpans that have spawned from this UFO-like percussive instrument.

3. MI Expo: The only UK musical instrument trade show is now open!
A host of MI dealers have flocked to the Emirates Stadium in London today (Wednesday 13th July) to check out the latest on offer from international, market leading brands and distributors, as well as prominent boutique businesses.

4. WATCH: Orchestra breaks world record with 7,548 musicians
An orchestra in Germany has broken the world record for the largest-ever musical ensemble.

5. UK drum teachers gather for Steve White's Yamaha drum seminars
Drum teachers from throughout the UK have gathered for Steve White’s ‘Advanced Drum Teacher Seminar Tour’ in association with Yamaha Drums.

6. Peavey 6505 Piranha micro head lands in UK
Following its launch at NAMM in January, the latest powerful and portable addition to the esteemed Peavey 6505 guitar amp range is now available to UK customers for the first time.

7. New piano, trumpet and trombone syllabuses from ABRSM
The Royal Schools of Music’s exam board (ABRSM) has launched new syllabuses for piano, trumpet and trombone exams in 2017 and 2018.

8. In pictures: MI Expo 2016
The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, opened its doors to UK dealers on Wednesday July 13th.

9. Sakae Drums extends artist roster into Republic of Ireland with Davie Ryan
Sakae Drums has continued to extend its family of artists worldwide with the addition of Davie Ryan.

10. Get hands-on with the Active Music Joystick at MI Expo
The musical joysticks aim to make it possible for everyone – from children, to the disabled, to elderly people – to play a musical instrument.


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