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📚 School Is Back in Session

September 2022
On the first day of school in 1998, a young, ambitious percussion teacher instructed the students to read a new percussion book by the end of the semester. The book was titled Orchestral Percussion by Tim Penny. Legend has it that the students are still searching for the book...

If you're still dreaming of summer vacation, we'll catch you up on everything you may have missed. To make the most of the new school year, we're very excited to offer a number of new methods and solos. Now that marching band season is in full force, we'll dive into that, as well. 

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Latest Releases July 2022

In Case You Missed It

TL;'s a quick update!

We have had a ton of new releases over the summer! Ranging from Easy to Advanced, concert to marching, small to large setups, and a killer marimba compilation, there is something exciting to play for everyone. Among the latest releases, there are a varied collection of pieces with old-school throwbacks, contemporary colors, and cutting-edge educational material. Enjoy!

See All Latest Releases!

🆕 The Starting Line 🆕

Kick off the school year with The Starting Line by Joe Hobbs! Boasting 10 rudimental snare drum solos each with three different skill level options, this collection offers students solos that are the perfect balance of challenging, engaging, and achievable. Every solo is written at a bronze, silver, and gold difficulty to give all students the best match for their current skillset and developmental curriculum. The Starting Line is the perfect companion for both the classroom and private lesson settings, alike! 

Ready, Set, Go! - TRIO Version from The Starting Line 

5 Fresh Methods for the Classroom

"How do I keep my percussion students engaged AND balance the logistics of instrumentation and personnel?" It's a tale as old as time... 

These collections of flexible percussion ensemble pieces and captivating fundamental exercises make the classroom efficient, fun, and interesting - for the teacher AND the student!

The Flexing Ensemble Book Cover

We've all picked out the perfect percussion ensemble piece only to realize that we don't have all of the equipment needed or enough players. The Flexible Ensemble contains 10 ultra-adaptive percussion ensemble pieces for minimal, common instrumentation. Each piece can be performed with as few as 2-4 players and up to 18+ performers. Add, subtract, mix & match - the options are endless with The Flexible Ensemble.
Skeleton Key Collection Book Cover

Skeleton Key Collection by Brian Nozny is a compilation of 4 Med-Easy-to-Intermediate percussion ensemble pieces for minimal personnel. Each piece is written for 4 base parts with expandable options for the number of players, instrumentation, and even form. Skeleton Key Collection is the one-size-fits-all key to unlocking successful percussion ensembles for young players!
"Beyond Basic Percussion" Front Cover
Spend more time making music and less time worrying about logistics! Beyond Basic Percussion includes 10 beginning percussion ensemble pieces to build musical independence for developing percussionists.
"Five Minute Drill" Front Cover
Percussionists are often sitting in the back of the room while wind players are working on essential technical exercises. Five Minute Drill offers percussionists a series of fundamental exercises that are fun AND effective. Exercises include fun play-along tracks that can be performed on a practice pad or mallet keyboard.
"Nine Minute Drill" Front Cover
Picking up where Five Minute Drill left off, Nine Minute Drill is the next level for percussion fundamentals. Put your students through their paces with a wide variety of musical styles and tempi while working on technique, rudiments, and overall musicianship.
Fall Drumline Beats Banner with Red's Rhumba Redux, Syvåtte, and Spanks Front Covers

Marching Season Is Here 🥁

Congratulations to Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps and Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps on their successful 2022 Drum Corps International seasons. Both corps tied to share the Silver Medal with the Bluecoats coming out on top with the Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award.

Check out both groups in the lot playing Tapspace exclusive drumline lot jams!

Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps shows us how it's done with Red's Rhumba Redux by Colin McNutt. Bonus points if you know where every downbeat is! 🤪
Check out the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps performing Syvåtte by Roger Carter in the lot at San Antonio!
Jam out to some rehearsal footage of the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps working through Murray Gusseck's Spanks exercise.
Tapspace Virtual Drumline Users Group

Join the Virtual Drumline Users Group

As fall marching band kicks into high gear, indoor writing is right around the corner! Join the growing community of VDL users and pros in the Virtual Drumline Users group on Facebook where you can search for answers or reach out to other community members with questions. 

Join the Group!

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