Learn basic techniques for playing the Timpani

Timpani or kettledrums are musical instruments in the percussion family. A type of drum categorized as a semi-spherical drum, they consist of a membrane called a head stretched over a large bowl traditionally made of copper. Timpani are typically used in an orchestral setting.  In this lesson, we will discuss:
  • Mallet Grip Technique
  • Producing good sound from the Timpani drums
  • Dynamic Control
  • Rolls
  • Switching between drums
This course is taught by Nick Baker, a percussion studio instructor located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Orchestral Percussion: Timpani: Techniques For Playing The Timpani 00:06:00
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