Spotlight: Backun Clarinets

…Introducing…..Backun Professional and Artist Clarinets…

NEW at Art’s Music Shop!

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Backun Professional Protégé Cocobolo Clarinet: Silver Plated Keys
Backun Professional Protégé Cocobolo Clarinet: Rose Gold Plated Keys
Backun Professional Protégé Grenadilla Clarinet: Silver Plated Keys

From your first lesson to First Chair!
As an aspiring artist, you need a clarinet that will take you from the practice room to center stage. Enter the Protégé Bb Clarinet. The perfect fit for students, amateurs and aspiring professionals.

An affordable professional instrument, the Protégé Bb Clarinet is the next logical step between beginner and Artist models. With its uncompromising tone, impeccable intonation and a unique acoustical design, the Protégé redefines what an aspiring player needs in a clarinet.

Crafted from the same high-quality woods and materials as Backun and MoBa Artist Clarinets, the Protégé Bb Clarinet will help you secure your place on center stage. After all the hours spent practicing, you deserve to be there!

Specifications:

• Exceptionally aged Cocobolo Wood

• Silver Plated keys and mouthpiece

• Includes Protégé Barrel, Protégé Bell and Single Case

The various plating options (some by special order only) on mouthpieces and keys for both Cocobolo and Grenadilla wood models: Silver, Nickel, Black Nickel, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold

Backun Artist Cocobolo Clarinet: Silver Plated keys

Reinventing the Clarinet One Piece at a Time
For a clarinet to play as an extension of your soul, each piece of wood must be painstakingly selected, each tonehole masterfully crafted, each key evenly balanced and each pad perfectly sealed, all in pursuit of this: The Backun Clarinet.

Specifications:

• Exceptionally aged, highly figured Cocobolo Wood

• Completely redesigned F to F# connectgion for simultaneous actuation

• Ergonomically sculpted register key for lightning fast movement

• Special silencing materials to reduce mechanical noise and increase responsiveness

• Left hand lever keys fit with micro screw adjustments to eliminate lost motion

• Left hand post anchor for rock-solid alignment

• Low E reinforced hinge rod support with second crowsfoot on the Low E/F for maximum stability

• Raised and custom tapered tonehole on the Low E to improve tuning and voicing

• Unsurpassed out-of-the-box performance with the highest level of finishing work

• Individual Coil Springs embedded in the body to create a consistent and balanced action when articulating the upper trill keys

• BMS Modular Posting System designed to make key fitting and refitting precise and effortless (Patent Pending)

• Combination carbon fiber and titanium upper and lower joints for an uncompromising fit and seal (Patent Pending)

• Revolutionary trill key design with enlarged finger buttons and an independent guide system to maintain superior alignment

• Unique thumb rest that is fully adjustable by the player — aiding in correct hand positioning, comfort and stability

• Precision keywork fit on a unique proprietary posting system manufactured in-house — for long-term reliability and true touch sensitivity

• Backun Acoustical Design with selected matching upper and lower joints for amazing tuning and voicing

• Silver Plated keys and mouthpiece

• Includes 2 Backun Fatboy Barrels, 1 Backun Traditional Bell and Custom Case (mouthpiece not included)

Also available (special order only): Yellow Gold or Rose Gold plating option on mouthpieces and keys

Backun Artist MoBa Cocobolo Clarinet: Yellow Gold Plated keys

Perfection Doesn’t Happen…You Have to Design It
Not merely an upgrade, but rather a new model on an entirely different level. With Low F Vent mechanism for optimal tuning. Each MoBa Clarinet is tuned and voiced to Ricardo Morales’ unwavering standards. Why make sacrifice? Make Music.

Also available (special order only): Rose Gold or Silver plating option on mouthpieces and keys

Check out the Backun Musical Company History Story.
Note: Some images on the site may not match actual instrument finish specifications

Instrument Spotlight: Powell Premiere & Prestige Flutes

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Powell Premiere Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Premiere flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate; nickel silver body with low B; Y Arms; Offset G with split E; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup Arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but Y-arms are sometimes used for cups that are pressed by the fingers.

 

Powell Prestige Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Prestige flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate; solid silver body with low B; Pointed Cup arms; 10K White Gold Springs; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but sometimes Y-arms are used for cups that are pressed by the fingers. Pointed arms — in comparison to Y-arms — look beautiful and are superior in  maintaining the correct relationship between key cups and tone holes.

Key Options: Offset G with split E –or– In-line low B

Powell Prestige+ Flute

 

Assembled in the USA | Limited Quantities Available

USA body, headjoint and assembly

The Powell Prestige+ flute consists of the Powell Signature (solid silver) headjoint with an Aurumite Rozetta Gold engraved lip plate AND Aurumite Rozetta Gold Tube; solid silver body with low B; Pointed Cup arms; 10K White Gold Springs; French case with Powell Nylon Case Cover.

About the Powell Signature Solid Silver Headjoint: The Signature uses the lip plate of the Powell Soloist style in combination with a specially designed wall to produce a relatively free blowing headjoint with the “Powell Sound.”

About Cup arms: Powell uses pointed arms to connect most key cups to the mechanism tubing, but sometimes Y-arms are used for cups that are pressed by the fingers. Pointed arms — in comparison to Y-arms — look beautiful and are superior in  maintaining the correct relationship between key cups and tone holes.

Key Options: Offset G with split E –or– In-line low B

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Art’s Music Shop’s ’13-’14 Winter Convention Schedule

Art's Music Shop is coming to a music convention near you!

Art’s Music Shop’s Winter Convention Schedule

(stop by and see us!)

Louisiana Music Educators

November 22-25, 2013 (Friday – Monday)
Crowne Plaza Executive Center | Baton Rouge, LA

Exhibit Hours:
Friday | 11am – 4pm & 5pm – 6:30pm
Saturday | 10am – 3pm & 4pm – 6pm
Sunday | 9am – 2pm
Monday | 9am – Noon

Mississippi Bandmasters State Band Clinic

December 11-14, 2013 (Wednesday – Saturday)
Natchez Convention Center | Natchez, MS

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 9am – 5pm
Friday | 9am – 2pm

Florida Music Educators

January 8-11, 2014 (Wednesday – Saturday)
East Hall, Tampa Convention Ctr | Tampa, FL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 12:30pm – 6pm
Friday | 10:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday | 9am – 1pm

Alabama Music Educators

January 23-24, 2014 (Thursday – Friday)
Renaissance Hotel/Conf Ctr | Montgomery, AL

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 10am – 5pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5pm

Georgia Music Educators

January 29 – February 1, 2014 (Thursday – Saturday)
Savannah Int’l Trade & Conv Ctr | Savannah, GA

Exhibit Hours:
Thursday | 2pm – 5:30pm
Friday | 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday | 8:30am – 11:30am

Featured Product from Alfred!

Over the course of ten years, legendary young band composers John O’Reilly and Mark Williams composed and arranged more than 100 creative works that correlate with specific pages in their highly successful band method, Accent on Achievement. Alfred Music is now proud to make these arrangements available in a book format that includes 22 full arrangements in each collection.

The Classical Collection includes authentic, carefully arranged music of the master composers from the Renaissance through the Romantic Period. Titles: Elizabethan Dances (Williams) • Surprise Symphony Variations (O’Reilly) • The Big Three (O’Reilly) • Mozart Serenade and Dance (O’Reilly) • Two Grieg Sketches (O’Reilly) • Renaissance Dances (Williams) An Evening with the Masters (O’Reilly) • Classic March Duo (O’Reilly) • Allegro from Water Music (Williams) • A Mozart Mix (O’Reilly) • St. Anthony Chorale (Williams) • Can Can (O’Reilly) • Best of Beethoven (O’Reilly) • Bach March and Musette (Williams) • Saturday at the Symphony (O’Reilly) - An Afternoon at the Ballet (O’Reilly) • Joyful, Joyful(Williams) • Mozart Menuet and Rondo (O’Reilly) • Night at the Pops (O’Reilly) • Ave Verum Corpus (Williams) • A Night at the Opera (O’Reilly) • Finale from Brahms #1 (Williams).