Tapper “goes live” on MuseScore.com ….

Tapper's arr. of F Tuning...likely by Jack Meehan originally.

On a whim; we whipped up a quick and dirty transcription of Larry Shane’s epic Soprano lick from Concord’s 1991 program “Conversations in Jazz” —- used MuseScore v1.3 to create it not just for Bb trumpet but for Soprano Bugle in G for historical and nostalgic reasons. We were satisfied enough with the transcript to publish it live on the open-source software project’s official website . The file unexpectedly began trending immediately, despite it being essentially just five or six bars of only two voices IN UNISON, so an executive decision was made to arrange a longer, more fun to listen to track with at least a seven part harmony and an obscure key. “Relm’s Theme” from Final Fantasy III on the Super Nintendo was chosen, again, for nostalgic and historical reasons. We put a great deal of time into that arrangement and it is trending as I write this. Tomorrow people will listen to it in their cars on their way to work, In the park or on the Metro – or maybe with their favorite beverage. More iTunes playlists will include the work of this writer than ever before — so another executive decision was made to release “Lux Aeterna” which is VERY VERY MUCH an experimental WIP AND an innovative from-memory transcription-reboot of “SCV” the Bass Line beat The Santa Clara Vanguard plays as they “troop the line” on the track following a show. It is unknown to me whom actually composed “SCV” so default credit was given Ralph Hardimon and shoutouts to Murray Gussack, Jim Casella, (you can find them @Tapspace — total coincidence about the “Tap” thing — funny how things work out, Thanks again Skare ol’ buddy! Your gifts to my life are truly boundless) Mike “Eppy” Apodaca, Myron, Gail and every SCV Bass Line Veteran in existence.

Due to the unexpected and humbling success of taking these tracks live (listens and downloads are growing geometrically giving them potential to go viral) I dug around for my “Thumbs Up” arrangement which you can easily locate, read and listen to in 33-part harmony here on this site, but the original project file is toast, so I’ll have to rebuild it from scratch — we upgraded to version 2.0.1 today which contains tons of enhanced functionality so my arrangement of Jack Meehan’s famous on-field warm-up “F Tuning” (which is technically C tuning C-C5-Ctriad-FM-GM-CM rpt 3x …crescendo, layer and build from downbeat to cutoff + an “amen” double C’s and at least one triple E …hehheh…you know….)

Anyhoo, srsly check this shit out you guys! I’m really proud of the Relm arrangement and confidant I put enough legwork in to make it legally AND ethically ok to publish (if it were not – I WOULD NOT; per SPJ Ethics Code and applicable US Copyright Laws) In this writers legal opinion, as the track goes through CPI and if it continues to trend, I may be asked to monetize on behalf of SQUARE-ENIX and the original composer – Nobuo Uematsu. I’m happy to do that. I worship their games and his music. I seek no financial gain in this venture. I’m arranging and transcribing music because it is intellectually and artistically fulfilling + I remain an insatiable attention whore…hence “we” are quite optimistic and excited to explore the potential of MuseScore v2.0.1 tomorrow and hopefully upload v2 of “Relm” w/in the next two days. If the html they gave me works – it will embed below. If not, just go to MuseScore.com and look me up – you know what to search for – v2 will also be featured in the next Tapcast (also doing unexpectedly well on iTunes) along with a true story that will either fascinate you or convince you beyond reasonable doubt that I have officially lost my fucking mind. Much love to my regulars and visitors…now put your damn headphones on, listen to the track and get back to work, ok?….and try the veal – don’t forget to tip your waitress. Srsly lolzorz, -t

Relm’s Theme from Final Fantasy III arr. Tapper by Tapper7

Postscript: since the embedding does in fact work – plz forgive the typo A-relative minor, NOT A# –as much qualms as I have about B-flat, A-sharp does not completely exist in my world. #AMIRITE?

An allegedly properly-configured XML file for iTunes Podcasting….

version 3 of the image file created for iTunes/Apple 'requirements'

Ok, Here we go (at present I care more about getting Apple to publish the two test episodes I made than getting anyone to listen) First, the tech; then I’ll try to bring the funny. If it works, I’m technically “ON THE AIR” again so let’s do this yo! Less typy more talkyrssfeedxml
The above XML was generated in WordPress v4.2.2 on 5/31/15 by Chris Welke @Self-Similarity Studios and Tapper7.com, Los Angeles, CA. It is provided for informational purposes and this writer hopes it will assist others in the needlessly convoluted world of podcasts.
Third-party compliance validation :

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Stitcher Test

Why won’t my iTunes or Amazon movie play? What is this HDCP error? My Computer is brand new. I own these movies! ….

It appears to be a front-end issue. Log out of iTunes and/or reboot your system. It fixed mine. There is nothing wrong with your computer, just the front-end PHP that’s not reading your sys data correctly at-present.
…you know what bugs the shit out of me though how big “software” companies stifle simple bug reports, not intended to bash the company, spam it or even suggest that they did anything wrong, but to help users experiencing the same problem establish a work around that will keep people ON THEIR SERVERS (= >$++ for them) while they scramble to fix the problem.

The following images and comments indicate that though heavily edited and compliant with all posting rules, iTunes help refused to publish my question and subsequent solution:
A snipshot of: why won't my iTunes movie play? from itunes servermy q. includes another screen shot of a screen shot, my relevant and useful answermore screenshots os itunes attempted post-proof.snip of iTunes help banning Tapper's helpful post

So I’m calling shenanigans on that…as for Amazon…frequently when I buy new digital multimedia content…the screen goes all blk or all all white on me the 1st time I try to play it. Below is my hacky artistic, mouse-made rendition of what that looks like …with the addition of my snide comment…below: a sponsored link. thanks for reading! lots of new, tech-news and music mayhem coming at your 12 asap—Tapper.
a charicature of the video content missing from a newly purchased digital tv season.