IN THIS ISSUE: New Solos: The First Steps in a New Direction (Michael Charles Smith), The Fairview Hymns (Holst & Vaughan Williams; arr. Brian Mueller), New Duets: My Beautiful Chaos (Thomas R. Marceau), New Ensembles: Aeolian Dreams (Chris Roode), Nzuri Mwana (Stuart P. O’Neil), Nimrod (Elgar; arr. Michael Charles Smith), Angels in the Moonlight (Brian Slawson), TRiBE (Chad Heiny), Sofapilla (Chuck Ricotta), A Work of Fiction (Tyler Nechamkin), Concertpiece for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble (Taylor; arr. Jason Baker), VDL Tip: Timing Suspended Cymbal Rolls in Finale.
IN THIS ISSUE: New Ensembles: Schnabel (Robert Sanderl), Three Scenes from the Desert (Alex Stopa), New Solos: Danny Boy (Traditional; arr. Brian Mueller), Impromptu No. 3 (Schubert; arr. August Pappas), Tristesse (Chopin; arr. Benjamin Holmes), New Books: The Golden Age of Ragtime (Ralph Hicks & Eric Rath), Sequential Studies-Level 1 (Julia Gaines), Nine Minute Drill (Hicks/Rath), VDL Tips: Impose Sketch onto Template, Zero-G (Roger Carter).
IN THIS ISSUE: Tapspace at 2018 TMEA, New Books: Nine Minute Drill (Ralph Hicks & Eric Rath), Sequential Studies for Four-Mallet Marimba – Level 1 (Julia Gaines), Scores for Festivals.
IN THIS ISSUE: Escape Rooms, Tapspace at 2017 MWC, New Releases: A Second Look (Thomas R. Marceau), Melody in Repose (Michael Charles Smith), Deleclusiastics (Scott Fairdosi), Animal Cracker Rag (Brian Slawson), Beyond the Clouds (Jim Casella), Jalopy (John Herndon), Holiday Gift and Concert Ideas, Tapspace Mixtape 17.12.
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.