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Things Are Changing
April 2022
...okay, so perhaps our recent name change announcement was uploaded on April 1st, and perhaps that technically makes it a joke. So what? Imagine the possibilities! When's the last time you've drummed with a meterstick by your side!?

Despite this, we have some very cool, very real projects to share with you! Whether you're hungry to hear some new music, learn some fascinating perspective, or get teaching, there's something for you down below.

P.S. Good luck and safe travels to anybody heading to WGI Championships this weekend! May your electronics work and your audience cheer!

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Latest Releases – APRIL 2022

The past few months have been especially inspiring for our authors, and we'd be honored if you joined in on the fun! Highlights include three new works with electronics (vibraphone solo, marimba solo, easy-level ensemble), a faithful keyboard duo adaptation of a Gershwin classic, and two brilliant percussion ensemble collections with flexible instrumentation (scroll down for more on those... 👀).

Check out some quick video highlights of all our new releases at the button below!

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The Flexible Ensemble (David Ratliff & Eric Sokolowski) - 10 entry-level percussion ensembles with adaptable instrumentation and flexible personnel

The Flexible Ensemble

In a truly unique release, seasoned educators David Ratliff and Eric Sokolowski are proud to present The Flexible Ensemble: a collection of 10 entry-level percussion ensembles written for adaptable instrumentation and flexible personnel!

Each piece consists of 3-5 main "voices" that are scored for commonplace band room instruments. As long as at least one player covers each voice, the piece can be performed! There are also optional melodic and rhythmic parts to be layered in with extra players. Click the link below to learn more about this must-own educational resource!

The Flexible Ensemble ➜

Brian Mueller: Arranging for Marimba, Musicality, and the Creative Process

Brian Mueller: All Things Marimba!

Dr. Brian Mueller is best known for his beautiful, delightfully jazzy arrangements for solo marimba, including Tapspace staples Danny Boy and The Fairview Hymns. Recently, we were fortunate enough to sit down with him and pick his brain on all things marimba!

Topics include the process behind his creativity, how to develop musicality as a marimba soloist, and how to stay in touch with the personal connection behind your music.

Check it out! ➜

Skeleton Key Collection (Brian Nozny) - four inventive percussion ensemble pieces with flexible parts and instrumentation

Skeleton Key Collection

Brian Nozny's Skeleton Key Collection is a fresh, engaging collection of four percussion ensemble pieces for intermediate groups. Each piece is creatively constructed with four parts using open-ended instrument names such as "high metal," "wooden," "low drum," and so on.

Not only is the instrumentation flexible, but any parts can be doubled by as many players as necessary! The director or ensemble is encouraged to customize the music to fit their unique situation.

Like a "key" that fits any lock, this book is full of educational and expressive opportunities - learn more at the link below!

Skeleton Key Collection ➜

How we publish sheet music (+ tips for submitting!)

How a Tapspace piece is made

We've released a new video in which our founders, Jim Casella and Murray Gusseck, walk us through the process of publishing a Tapspace piece from start to finish. They also offer some advice for composers looking to submit music for consideration! Learn all you've ever wanted to know about sheet music publishing at the link below.

Watch Now ➜

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