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1/1/2017 11:11:00 AM  
Orchestra/Concert Band Hand Cymbals are matched pairs that have a lower profile and are lighter in weight in order to offer immediate response at varying dynamics and a full range of overtones. Marching Band Cymbals are matched pairs which achieve excellent projection with a higher profile and heavi Read more...

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12/28/2016 9:45:00 AM  
Cajons have become extremely popular recently. You can find them in lots of popular music and are becoming increasingly popular in the classroom. Cajons are a great substitute or addition to any drummer’s collection. You can use them in small club settings as a sub for a drum set, or integrate Read more...

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12/20/2016 11:11:00 AM  
Rosewood:  Rosewood bars can be found on the top of the line instruments for both marimbas and xylophones.  Rosewood is known for its warmth and resonance.  Manufacturers have their different ways of sorting out quality of rosewood bars and tuning.  In general, the high end instr Read more...

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5/10/2016 8:11:00 AM  
Where does our Used/Demo gear come from? Percussion Source has great relationship with their vendors.  Occasionally we get the chance to purchase gear that is used at a conference, trade show, or concert that has had little use.  Some of these items have simply been on display at a trade s Read more...

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5/2/2016 10:37:00 AM  
The folks at Mike Balter have put together an incredible resource that describes all their mallet options and what situations certain mallets are best used. This reference not only goes into product details and specs, but what application and musical suggestions those mallets are best used. If you a Read more...

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4/20/2016 12:39:00 PM  
Here is an overview of things to know about concert bass drums. Whether you are purchasing a new drum, working on an old one, or performing, these are helpful things for all percussionists to know.   Depth: The depth of any drum will affect the tone, projection and volume. A deeper shell will r Read more...

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3/10/2016 11:08:00 AM  
For our visual learners, the chart below compares the pitch and sustain of our six SoundArt jingle configurations. Read more...

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2/19/2016 10:54:00 AM  
Plink plink plink, tap tap tap, boom boom boom, crash crash crash, ding ding ding. Sounds good to me, but does it sound good to them? As we maintain our percussion instruments, by tuning or dampening or otherwise adjusting them to get the perfect sound, we often listen to them from only the player&r Read more...

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10/1/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Having trouble figuring out what kind of stick bag you need? There are so many options out there today it can be overwhelming. When someone asks me what kind of bag they should get, I always ask what them a few questions first. Who is going to be using the bag? Is this just for drumsticks? Do you ha Read more...

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9/28/2015 11:35:00 AM  
The Stubbs timpani practice pad is a great tool for any percussionist to keep up your timpani chops. Gone are the days of setting up pillows around the bed, the TPP2 pad has come around to answer your timpani practicing concerns. The new design of the pad came out in 2013. When we are at conventions Read more...

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9/15/2015 11:11:00 AM  
The majority of sticks and mallets are sold in pairs. A quantity of 1 = 2 mallets.  There are some mallets such as bass drum, gong, and marimba mallets that are sold individually or in sets of 4.  If you have any questions feel free to contact us at service@percussionsource.com Read more...

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8/31/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms Author: Anthony Cirone   This Monday we will look at a book every musician should have in their tool box. This small, but relatively complete, handbook of terms (over 4.00) is more than a listing of common musical terms. The book is gea Read more...

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8/11/2015 8:00:00 AM  
Here are audio examples of the six SoundArt jingle configurations. Discover your own personal Sound Solution!Black Swamp SoundArt TD1 Tambourine 10" Chromium 25, Double Row, Calf HeadBlack Swamp TD1S Tambourine 10" Chromium 25, Dbl Row, Renaissance Head Black Swamp TD2 Tambourine 10" Phosphor B Read more...

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8/10/2015 8:00:00 AM  
Eric from Black Swamp Percussion reviews their six SoundArt tambourine jingle configurations, from brightest to darkest. Each model is available with either clear calf or Remo Renaissance heads. Read more...

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8/4/2015 9:35:00 AM  
To commemorate Steve’s 70th birthday milestone, The Steve Gadd Band will release their second album entitled, 70 STRONG. Vic Firth will celebrate this occasion as well by launching limited edition products including the new Gadd Padd and Steve’s signature sticks and brush with new design Read more...

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7/29/2015 2:43:00 PM  
The EKO32 2.6 Padouk bar desktop xylophone has been become extremely popular for beginning percussionists and professionals. Because of the high grade of padouk and tuning processes make this instrument stand out from its competitors. This instrument will work great on a desk or table top as well as Read more...

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7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM  
Timpani heads are not like normal snare drum or tom heads.  Timpani head sizes are specific to the drums make and model.  Most timpani use extended collar heads. This means the head is actually larger than the bowl size.  So, how do you find out what heads you need?  Below are a Read more...

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7/10/2015 9:56:00 AM  
The Remo Key-Tuned Djembes have taken the percussion world be storm. First and foremost, the correct pronunciation is “GEM-bay”. No need to say the added ‘D’ in the beginning. Now that that is out of the way, djembes have becomes extremely popular not only because of their mu Read more...

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5/25/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Rudimental Logic Author: Bill Bachman Instrument: Snare Drum   This Monday we will check out Bill Bachman’s ‘Rudimental Logic’.  This book is a fantastic guide for explaining correct technique and how to approach rudimental playing. Many times it is difficult for s Read more...

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5/18/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Bass Logic Author: Bill Bachman Instrument: Marching Bass Drum   This Monday we will check out Bill Bachman’s ‘Bass Logic’. Bass Logic is a fantastic reference tool for play marching bass drum. Get your bass line on this book to help them understand how to approach the Read more...

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5/15/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Are you looking for custom finishes for your drum? Do want different hardware color options?  There are many different custom options that different manufactures offer.  Please contact us to go over options and pricing.  Note, typically custom orders do take much longer to get, anywhe Read more...

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5/13/2015 11:11:00 AM  
Be aware of what you are purchasing.  If you are interested in purchasing any marching drum, (snare, tenor, or bass) be aware these instruments are typically sold by themselves. If you need a carrier, a stand, or a case for your drum, there are packages available that will save you money by buy Read more...

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5/11/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: The Rudimental Cookbook Book and CD Author: Edward Fretag Instrument: Snare Drum   This Monday we will check out Edward Fretag’s, The Rudimental Cookbook Book and CD. This book includes the 26 American Standard Rudiments, the Percussive Arts Society Rudiments, an extensive list of Read more...

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5/5/2015 6:17:00 AM  
The fine folks at Yamaha have put together a great article about moving your timpani. If you have any other additional questions please feel free to contact us at 866-849-4387 or service@percussionsource.com!Damages caused to timpani can be expensive and most are caused by carelessly moving the drum Read more...

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5/4/2015 6:00:00 AM  
Title: Quad Logic  Author: Bill Bachman   Instrument: Marching Tenors   This Monday we will check out Bill Bachman’s Quad Logic.  This book covers all aspects of playing marching tenors and is a useful tool for all level of players. Bachman breaks down the proper techniques Read more...

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