Makes practice perfect
The Yamaha Silent Brass™ system is available for Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet,
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Alto Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium and Tuba.
On the road or at home, Yamaha’s revolutionary Silent Brass™ system lets you
practice wherever and whenever you want.
The lightweight, active muting system is hardly noticeable in use, and with the newly-designed,
pocket-sized Personal Studio, you can mix in audio accompaniments from CD and MP3 players. Built-in digital effects allow reverb to be added to re-create the ambience of a live performance
For perfection in practice, the new Yamaha Silent Brass™ system is unrivalled.
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16-17 Taking Off Pianist Kit Downes and the Helge Lien Trio are the ones about to break cover
32Turning Point Drummer Paul Clarvis on the album that changed his life 36-51 CD reviews 52 Books and DVDs 55 The Player Mark Fletcher on his favourite instruments 56 Instrument reviews 58-59 Live reviews 60-63 Gig guide 64 Subscriptions Save money and grab a free Harmonia Mundi CD 66 Letters Write in, have your say
18Ravi Coltrane With his latest CD Blending Times , Ravi Coltrane has clearly become his own man, stepping out from the shadows of his father’s legacy and discovering a path of his own, says Stuart Nicholson
22Gilad Atzmon The fiery saxophonist tackles Charlie Parker With Strings and marks the end of the Bush era in typical style with his latest album 26Gareth Williams New, powerful, direction for the talented pianist
30Dog Soup Robbie Robson’s fine new post-Bitches Brew group makes its debut
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