For Digital Downloads: After you place an order, there will be a link to download your files on the order confirmation screen. Additionally, you will receive two emails. The first is your receipt for the purchase. The second email will have the subject line "Douglas Mapp Music - assets to download from your recent order". This email will contain links for downloading your files. This email may take up to 5 minutes after your purchase to arrive in your inbox.
Digital music recordings are delivered in MIDI format. MIDI recordings offer you the ultimate in flexibility. Once you have a MIDI file, you can playback your recording at any tempo and in any key using any popular MIDI sequencing software. Bonus tracks are designed to allow you to practice your solo at different tempi; but MIDI files allow you to set any tempo you want, eliminating the need for bonus "tracks".
For Physical Products (Snail Mail): Snail mail music will be a hard copy printed on high quality paper and spiral bound. We will ship this to your door.
Sheet music is delivered as a PDF. The PDF is formatted for printing on 8.5" x 11" paper.
Orchestra tuning refers to standard orchestral tuning E A D G (low to high). Solo tuning refers to standard solo tuning F# B E A (low to high). Much of the standard solo literature for the double bass was composed for an instrument in solo tuning. With the advent of steel strings switching between the two tunings required changing the string which is sometime impractical and always expensive. Getting a piano part in orchestra tuning gives the player the flexibility to choose whether or not to use solo tuning.
Yes, you can request a work here. Prices for unlisted works (ie. those not yet in the catalog) are very reasonable.