Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Magnifica @ TMEA | TCU | TWU | UNT


The Magnifica
Brass Quintet from France @
TMEA | TCU | TWU | UNT Feb. 6, 7 & 10, 2012
 

Pender’s Music Co., Arpeges of France (IMD), and Music 1st are bringing the Magnifica Brass Quintet to the February 2012 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio. The members will be presenting a master class and evening concert during the TMEA convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. They will also be spending time in the Pender’s Music Co. Booth (beginning @ #1219) throughout the weekend.

In addition to their appearance at TMEA, the Magnifica will also be presenting master classes and concerts at:

UNT on Monday, Feb. 6;

TCU on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7; and

TWU on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

All university events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Etienne Stoupy (TWU) & David Begnoche (TCU)

are scheduled guest artists.

NOTE: Magnifica performance music and CDs will be available for purchase at each of the venues.

Tapspace: The Shock-and-Awe of Percussion Sheet Music

Do you know Tapspace? Tapspace Publications™ is a sheet music publishing company that specializes in creative, notorious, riotous, even shock-and-awe percussion sheet music. Since the late 1990s, their focus has been on providing advanced rudimental percussion sheet music and concert percussion sheet music, especially for solos and ensembles.

This forward-thinking sheet music publishing company offers some downloadable sheet music, but they also support their dealer network of brick-and-mortar and online sheet music stores. For a catalog that is not for the faint of heart, adventurous percussionists need look no further.

Innovation and creativity drove Tapspace to enter the software market in 2003 with the release of the software Virtual Drumline™ . Taken from the Tapspace website, “[Virtual Drumline]…allows users to achieve ultra lifelike playback of percussion sounds while composing.” Fancy that!

The impact of this software “has revolutionized the way music educators, composers, and arrangers write [sheet] music and teach their music, and it has become a standard library of sounds in the education field.”

Partnerships with Sibelius Software and MakeMusic! have allowed Tapspace to explore taking their innovations even further, while still maintaining software standards that make working with programs from various sources seamless.

Creativity in percussion sheet music — with technology, a hip vibe, and a bent on the crazy, wild and hilarious. Check out some Tapspace percussion sheet music and software today!

Here’s a sampling of some Tapspace sheet music and software:

[19823500] Virtual Drumline 2.5 (Marching/Concert Percussion Software)
[23448300] The Blue Book (A Test Guide for the Modern Percussionist)
[22989100] Beyond Basic Percussion (10 Beginning Percussion Ensembles)
[19737000] Violent Ice Cream (Snare Drum Solos)
[21832400] Violent Tenor Cream (Tenor Drum Solos)