A Conductor’s Guide to Percussion: A Demonstration of Timpani Methods

I thought today before going on to the next percussion instrument, I would show you some of what I talked about for timpani in action. This clip demonstrates matched grip, rolls, several dynamic levels, and use of different mallets. The sticks contact the drum about four inches from the rim, and leave the drumhead immediately … Continue reading A Conductor’s Guide to Percussion: A Demonstration of Timpani Methods

A Conductor’s Guide to Percussion: Timpani Methods

When it comes to directing instrumental music ensembles, the teacher is expected to have at least a working knowledge of every instrument that is being played. In schools, instrumental music teachers generally have taken instrument methods classes as part of their teacher preparation program, and there have learned how each instrument is played, and gained … Continue reading A Conductor’s Guide to Percussion: Timpani Methods