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Tapspace: The Latest
Groundhog Day
February 2022
 
Hear ye, hear ye! Punxsutawney Phil, the famed groundhog of lore, has predicted 6 more weeks of winter!

Hear ye, hear ye! Punxsutawney Phil, the famed groundhog of lore, has predicted 6 more weeks of winter!

Hear ye, hear ye! Punxsutawney Phil, the famed groundhog...

Oh, sorry, not that Groundhog Day.

Despite the cold, we've been pushing on with some wonderful new projects to share with you. Beyond the usual stream of music, we've got a super-flexible new book to check out, as well as a video tour of our headquarters in Portland!

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Latest Releases – JANUARY 2022

As always, our talented composers are bringing their creativity to the table in new ways. Recent releases include works across all skill levels and a diverse set of instrumentations. This list features a multimedia snare solo about insects, a duet with a vocalist set in French, an easy marimba solo about the composer's newborn, a large ensemble piece calling for hope, and everything in between.

Watch some quick video highlights of the music that led us into the new year, or visit this webpage to see all the newest pieces added in real time!

View Highlights
Getting Extra Scores for Solo & Ensemble

Getting Extra Scores for Solo & Ensemble

As schools prepare for solo & ensemble competitions, you may find yourself needing to provide multiple copies of a score for judges. We've been there, and we're here to help. Click below for a quick tip on getting these scores reliably and legally!

Getting extra scores for solo & ensemble ➜

Droids on Parade: 12 solos or duets for snare and bass drum with alternative metronome techniques

Droids on Parade

The metronome is the musician's best tool, but it holds even more potential than most people realize. What happens when you play a familiar piece, but move the click to the upbeat, every other beat, or a different note value entirely?

Chad Heiny explores this concept in his ultra-flexible book, Droids on Parade! These 12 etudes are written for snare and bass drum, and may be played as solos or duets. Soloists can either play snare drum alone, or snare and kick drum simultaneously; or, two players can take snare and bass drum separately.

Each etude is given two metronome markings: a standard tempo value, and an alternate option. The latter option moves the click to different spots within the bar, dramatically changing the feel of the piece. These techniques provide a fresh challenge, and aim to develop a rock-solid sense of pulse!

Check it out! ➜

Inside a sheet music publisher

A look inside Tapspace HQ!

How is our sheet music made? What's Jim's favorite sci-fi franchise? Where do we send our employees to timeout? All these questions are, strangely, answered in this quick tour of our Portland, OR headquarters. Welcome in!

We have more behind-the-scenes video content coming soon. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss out!

Watch Now ➜

Submit Concert Programs

Share Your Concert Programs

Did you know that our artists earn royalties on performances of their work? All it takes is for us to send concert programs to a performance rights organization, such as ASCAP or BMI.

So, if you've performed any Tapspace works recently (or attended any such performances), please share your programs with us! It only takes a moment through the web form linked below. Thank you for supporting our artists!

Submit Concert Programs ➜

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