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October 2015 Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: The Tapspace Mixtape, more new releases, Rick Dior’s “Broad Strokes” videos, Let Them Drum! promo, VDL Tip: Show us your stuff!, Artist Spotlight: Jamieson Carr, Video Submission of the Month: Drew Cox performing “War Drum Peace Drum” by David Reeves.

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Announcing BROAD STROKES snare solo collection

We are absolutely thrilled to announce Broad Strokes, by Rick Dior, a collection of snare solos for the experienced player created by a true musical chameleon.

This 140-page book consists of 31 cleverly-written solos designed specifically to explore the contrasts between orchestral and rudimental playing styles as well as “combination” solos that combine the two approaches in real-world musical scenarios. Lastly, a section of “specialty” solos goes a step further by focusing on specific musical genres and unusual techniques or effects common in drum set performance.

Solos are accompanied by in-depth introductions and exercises to help the player study and prepare. A CD-ROM is included containing audio performances (both with and without a click track) by Dior himself.

Today’s percussionists face a wide variety of musical challenges. Broad Strokes represents a well-rounded approach to developing the dexterity and technique needed to be a truly versatile player.

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March 2015 Newsletter

That’s a Wrap – Back from TMEA, 7 easy/medium ensembles just added, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Virtual Drumline Tip: Humanizing Through Doubling, Artist Spotlight: Brian S. Mason, Video Submission: “Rochambeaux” from University of North Texas.

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"WOW!! I’ve finally gotten through my first run through Royal’s book and watched the whole DVD. If there is a Dali Lama among drummers, Murray found him in Royal Hartigan. What a peaceful presence at the kit! His materials and system are very helpful to anyone wanting to improve their 4 limb intuition on the drum set. Tapspace has done an awesome job at packaging this method too. It is a steal at $40! Royal seems to be a true nexus to other drum cultures and philosophies. Thank you for making his work available to the rest of us."