Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. is now offering a range of tools to assist directors and choreographers with the rehearsal process. The Tams Rehearsal Aid, the Tams Rehearsal CD, and Cast Albums are all great ways to prepare for the presentation of a musical from the Tams-Witmark library. The rehearsal tools are for rehearsal and perusal purposes only and may not be used for performance.
Tams Rehearsal Aid
The Tams Rehearsal Aid is customized rehearsal software that allows you to rehearse the complete show using your computer, thus lifting some of the strain on (or even replacing) your rehearsal pianist. In addition, it is an invaluable help in choreographing and rehearsing dances, either by slowing down the speed of the music, or by repeating trouble spots.
Since percussion and bass are included in the playback, dances can be rehearsed giving special attention to timing and rhythmic vigor. Voice tracks can be played back in case your singers need support. The entire piano score, complete with vocal material and lyrics, is displayed on the computer screen as it plays back.
In addition to standard playback, Tams Rehearsal Aid offers user-controlled playback. Playback can be shaped to fit your rehearsal needs at any moment, seamlessly switching between the two playback modes whenever you feel like it. Internal cuts or repeats are easily marked for playback and may be saved for later use. Tams Rehearsal Aid is shipped with easy-to-follow installation instructions, a brief tutorial to get you started, and a detailed, built-in reference manual.
Video demonstration of Tams Rehearsal Aid
WINDOWS — XP/Vista/Windows 7 (64 bit compatible), Recommended: 2.0 GHz Core 2 / 2 GB RAM, Minimum: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 / 1 GB RAM, Requires 16 GB drive space; USB port; sound card and speakers. External speakers and Internet access recommended.
MAC — OS X 10.4 or higher (Compatible with Lion), Recommended: Intel Mac / 2 GB RAM, Minimum: G5 PowerPC / 1 GB RAM, Requires 16 GB drive space; USB port. External speakers and Internet access recommended.
Before ordering Tams Rehearsal Aid please make sure that your computer meets the requirements above.
Tams Rehearsal Aid is currently available for:
Many more titles are coming soon.
Tams Rehearsal CD
The Tams Rehearsal CD is available for use in a standard CD player or CD-Rom drive and it contains the entire Piano-Conductor’s Score from your show. It can be used as your principal rehearsal pianist or in addition to your pianist for greater flexibility in scheduling your rehearsals. In order to provide maximum control over the piano accompaniment during rehearsal, the Tams Rehearsal CD is conveniently divided into separate tracks for each vocal break in a show and vocal cues are given where appropriate in order to guide and support the singers throughout the learning process.
In addition to assisting in rehearsing your singers, the Rehearsal CD is an invaluable tool for your Choreographer. By effortlessly repeating the dance music at the right tempo, your Choreographer will be able to work out dance-step combinations with ease and precision.
The Tams Rehearsal CD is currently available for:
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Original)
You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)
The Wizard of Oz (MUNY).
A Cast Album CD is now included along with the perusal materials for many of our shows. These recordings are a useful tool for selecting the right show for your theatre or school. They provide an instant display of the style and tone of a show and are excellent at conjuring up all the joy, drama and excitement you can expect when your own production opens. If you are interested in receiving a cast album please reach out to our customer service department to inquire whether a cast album is available for the show you are interested in. Most of the show pages on our website allow users to stream second samples from the affiliated cast album.