IN THIS ISSUE: Tapspace at 2017 PASIC, New Releases: Chemical Songs (Chad Heiny), Faded Lines (Andrea Venet), Windows of the Maloca (Jim Casella), Boom Bap (Nick Werth), Duende (Francisco Perez), Orchestrations of the Underground (Toby Fox; arr. by Kirk J. Gay), Holiday Gift and Concert Ideas.
It’s official: the holiday season is upon us! Give the special percussionist in your life something they really want by consulting our list of holiday gift ideas.
And if you’re still looking for some rum-pa-pum-pum for your upcoming concert, here are some holiday-esque ensembles that come together in a flash!
IN THIS ISSUE: New Releases: Christmas Time is Here (Guaraldi; arr. by Primatic), Motor On (Matthew Weyer), Grapes Grandma (Michael Charles Smith), Shh… (Benjamin Fraley), Kibo (Andrea Venet), Truth or Consequence (Jim Casella), Panthera Pardus (Chad Heiny), Five on Five (Stephen Primatic), When You Hear the Drum (Brian Slawson), Trinidad Tidings (John Willmarth)
IN THIS ISSUE: Zero-G (Roger Carter), New Releases: My Beautiful Chaos (Thomas R. Marceau), The Camino (Michael Charles Smith), The Small Stuff (Andrew Richardson), Max Power (Daniel Montoya Jr.), Mayhem (Daniel Montoya Jr.), Rhythm Rocket (John Willmarth), Guac is Extra (John Herndon), Tapspace Mixtape 17.08 edition.
Zero-G is a lot jam from rudimental drumming legend Roger Carter and premiered by the 2017 Bluecoats drumline. This entire jam is based on a simple syncopated theme where the beat is obscured, giving the listener multiple interpretations of the pulse. This theme goes through many transformations, adding diddles, singles, flams, and different sticking patterns. Zero-G was premiered by the 2017 Bluecoats drumline.
The sheet music is available exclusively from Tapspace. Click here to check it out!
IN THIS ISSUE: VDL on TV, New Releases: Chorea Luna (Max Marsillo), Hummingbird (Michael Charles Smith), Epic Proportions (Jonathan Ovalle), Tesseract (ensemble version; Francisco Perez), Bad Juju (Chad Heiny), Pop Drop (Brian Slawson), Elements (Chad Heiny), VDL Users Group on Facebook, Tapspace Mixtape 17.07 edition.
IN THIS ISSUE: VDL Suspended Cymbal Tutorial, New Releases: Marimba Quartet No. 2 (Christopher Bradford), Pulsar (Francisco Perez), Time’s Arc (Anthony DiSanza), Cotton Gindustrial (Alex Smith), Three Romanian Dances (Brian Slawson), A Little Malletmusik (Brian Slawson), Tapspace Marching Percussion, Tapspace Mixtape 17.06 edition.
Congratulations to Ralph Hicks and Let Them Drum!—winners of the “Tell Us Your Story” video campaign
Ralph Hicks and the students of Let Them Drum! from The Woodlands, TX are the winners of our “Tell Us Your Story” campaign. As a result of their fun video entry telling us how they incorporate Virtual Drumline, they’ve won $200 toward anything on the Tapspace website.
When we notified Ralph about of the good news, he shared, “Thank you so much for this generous prize! We here at Let Them Drum have been ardent supporters of Team Tapspace since the days of Spice Mon and that funky looking ‘T.’ We look forward to spreading the love to as many schools in the community as we can, donating world class literature you can only find with Tapspace!”
Thanks to everyone who shared their story with us, and for all the ongoing support from our wide-reaching percussion community. We definitely couldn’t do what we do without you!
We’re embarking on a fun promotional video project in which we’d like to feature YOU. It’s sure to be easy and fun, and there’s even a prize!* Continue reading
After more than a year in development, we’re thrilled to welcome you to the brand new realization of the Tapspace website. Rather than ramble on about all the new features of the site, here’s a quick list of highlights.
- Instantly receive PDFs of parts for standalone ensemble pieces.
- Order 2-3 study scores of any standalone ensembles – perfect for festival situations.
- Streamlined filtering to zero in on what you need, quickly!
- Tons of enhanced and modernized design elements.
- Fully responsive – easily browse and listen on any device!
And as always, view full sample scores and audio of all pieces to make informed choices about the music you’re buying.
Take a look around and we hope you enjoy browsing as much as we’ve had conceiving it!