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Anatomy of an Instrument: The Hang

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Hang

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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.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:50AM
Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

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Sudha Kheterpal, a British musician best known as the percussionist in Faithless, has created a shaker called Spark – the world’s first clean energy-generating musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:08PM
Spitfire Audio’s new Glass and Steel offers unusual virtual percussion

Spitfire Audio’s new Glass and Steel offers unusual virtual percussion

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Spitfire Audio has unveiled its new Glass and Steel percussion samples, which feature a selection of mystical sounds created from ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 10:28AM
Shaw grows accessories range with new drum thrones

Shaw grows accessories range with new drum thrones

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Drums and percussion brand, Shaw, has added to its accessories range with a new range of drum thrones.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:58AM

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Sabian unveils new Beat Brushes

Sabian unveils new Beat Brushes

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Percussion specialist Sabaian has unveiled its new Beat Brush.

by Ewan Wilkie
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:40AM
EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

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EMD has become the exclusive distributor for Spanish-made cajon brand La Rosa.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:11AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

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Revolutionary materials, Italian design and innovative manufacturing processes have resulted in the creation of an instrument that aims to deliver an all-new sound, says Italian company Wambooka.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:54PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

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The Bodhrán (pronounced bow-rahn) is the traditional Irish Drum. Made from a round wooden frame with an animal skin stretched across it, the Bodhrán is the heartbeat of Irish traditional ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:29PM

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Headstock Distribution bolsters percussion division

Headstock Distribution bolsters percussion division

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Headstock Distribution has appointed Ian Aguado-Bush as product manager of its percussion division, which represents Zildjian and Tama in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2015 at 4:50PM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

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As retailers continue to feel the sharp pinch of the recession, MI Pro provides a monthly snapshot of each sector of the market. This month, we catch up with some ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:09AM
Sheehan's Music confirms Learn to Play Day workshop

Sheehan's Music confirms Learn to Play Day workshop

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Percussionist, Julie Wright, has teamed up with Sheehan’s Music to deliver a free workshop as part of this year’s National Learn to Play Day.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 10th 2015 at 10:27AM
Mark Richardson drum clinics

Mark Richardson drum clinics

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Bell Percussion and The Drumming Shop in association with Sakae Drums and SVM Percussion present a set of Mark Richardson drum clinics at the end of February.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:32PM

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New entry-level Cajon from J. Leiva

New entry-level Cajon from J. Leiva

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SVM Percussion has issued the J. Leiva Junior Omeya Cajon for entry-level percussionists.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jan 12th 2015 at 12:28PM
New percussion lines from Meinl

New percussion lines from Meinl

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Meinl has expanded its percussion products line-up with a new collection of cajon brushes and a new practice kneepad for ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 18th 2014 at 10:35AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

CRAIG BLUNDELL: A new lease of life for drum shows

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Our drums and percussion specialist, Craig Blundell, offers his take on the recent Manchester Drum Show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 10th 2014 at 11:15AM
Faithless musician develops electricity-generating Spark shaker

Faithless musician develops electricity-generating Spark shaker

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Sudha Kheterpal, percussionist with UK electro outfit Faithless, has developed a new shaker that uses music to generate electricity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2014 at 11:15AM

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RECOMMENDED: Remo CR-P780-00 bongos

RECOMMENDED: Remo CR-P780-00 bongos

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Part of the company’s Crown Percussion line, these bongos are among Remo’s most popular instruments

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 11:27AM
RECOMMENDED: Rhythm Tech PRO tambourine

RECOMMENDED: Rhythm Tech PRO tambourine

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The redesigned PRO tambourine has been engineered to combine enhanced tonality with maximum comfort.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 11:18AM
RECOMMENDED: Natal Cajon

RECOMMENDED: Natal Cajon

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The firm’s traditional line has become an increasingly popular instrument among percussionists of late.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 11:00AM
BR Distribution to distribute Birdio shakers

BR Distribution to distribute Birdio shakers

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BR Distribution has taken on UK distribution of Birdio’s new line of shakers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 27th 2014 at 9:42AM
New digital drum tutor pad from Chord

New digital drum tutor pad from Chord

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Chord’s new electronic drum tutor pad is now available in the UK via distributor AVSL.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 14th 2014 at 12:05PM
New Byzance cymbals and percussion from Meinl

New Byzance cymbals and percussion from Meinl

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Meinl has expanded its product catalogue with key additions to its Byzance cymbals and percussion lines.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:33AM
Royal Albert Hall to host largest ever Samba band attempt

Royal Albert Hall to host largest ever Samba band attempt

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The Royal Albert Hall is set to host a world record attempt for the largest Samba band in a b id to raise awareness of the plight of street children ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 27th 2014 at 4:53PM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Don't forget the basics

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Don't forget the basics

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Drum specialist, Craig Blundell, discusses the importance of rudiments...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2014 at 10:20AM
Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

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Premier has appointed Wembley Drum Centre as a flagship retail partner.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:58AM