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Method Book Modern Method for Timpani
By Saul Goodman. Edited by Roland Kohloff And Gary Werdesheim. For Timpani. 132 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
This is an updated version of the famous Saul Goodman Modern Method for Tympani. Roland Kohloff was the Fundamentals Editor, and Gary Werdesheim was the Music Editor, under the direction of Anthony J. Cirone. Many pages were re-engraved and many photographs have been re-done. This edition will continue the legacy of Saul Goodman as teacher and mentor to generations of percussion students, teachers, and performers.
Solo Expressions for the Beginning Percussionist is a sequential introduction of skills, techniques and knowledge through the performance of 40 solos for the percussionist. It begins at a novice level and gradually progresses through each solo to develop individual and ensemble skills. The play-along CD includes all solos and an introduction track for each that allows the player to experience the meter, volume, tempo and style before they begin to play.
Method Book Fundamental Method for Timpani
By Mitchell Peters. For Timpani. 216 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing.
Expertly written by timpanist/percussionist Mitchell Peters (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Fundamental Method for Timpani teaches the basics of timpani playing in a practical and musical way with numerous sticking, tuning and ear training exercises, plus over 60 musical etudes in a variety of styles. The book is organized into four chapters that may be used simultaneously: "General Information," "Basic Technique," "Etudes for Two Timpani" and "Etudes for Three and Four Timpani."
This is a complete and extensive method for timpani. Each essential skill is covered: basic theory (the building blocks of all music) * technique and facts (from sticking, muffling, and rolls to instrument care) * intonation (tuning of intervals, scales, glissandos, three and four timpani exercises) and a large selection of standard symphonic timpani repertoire (from the classics of Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, R. Strauss, Tschaikowsky, Wagner, and more).
Originally three different books, Step to Step: Collected Solos for the Developing Percussionist is a combination of Jon Metzger's Five Easy Pieces for Two-Mallet Marimba, Five Pieces for Timpani, and Five Pieces for Vibraphone. This book was written to help 3rd or 4th year percussionists work on multiple aspects of percussion that can easily get overlooked later in the learning process. Jon Metzer's writing style invokes a little jazz, a little modality, and a lot of fun. The sheet music gives the student an idea of what notes are going to show up in the piece. Instruments you will need:
Orchestral Excerpts for Timpani contains authentic parts for 57 of the most-requested audition excerpts for timpani. The enclosed 78-track audio CD includes these excerpts played by major orchestras, plus 21 play-along practice tracks. This unequalled collection is enriched by comments and performance suggestions by Randy Max, timpanist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, who also offers detailed tuning plans, advice for practicing timpani and ear training, and historical information. This unique book with audio provides indispensable audition preparation material for timpanists of all levels, from student to professional.
Instructional book for timpani by Vic Firth. 47 pages. Published by Carl Fischer.Mr. Firth is the Solo Timpanist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. He joined the orchestra in 1952 at the age of twenty-one, being its youngest member for many years. He has performed with the orchestra in nearly every major city of the world, having played with the world's foremost conductors - Ernest Ansermet, Sir John Barbirolli, Leonard Bernstein, Guido Cantelli, Victor de Sabata, Antol Dorati, Arthur Fiedler, Carlo-Maria Guilini and many others....He is head of the Timpani and Percussion Department at the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As well as teaching, he coaches percussion ensembles and chamber music at both schools. He has made many recordings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra on RCA Victor.
Method Book Exercises, Etudes and Solos for Timpani
Concepts for Timpani by John Beck is a dynamic collection of exercises, etudes and solos at all levels of difficulty. The material provided is designed to enhance sound quality and performing skill from the early stages of development up to the professional concert level. Topics covered include tuning, warming up, tone production, rolls, muffling, cross sticking, pedaling, and interval exercises. There are also 12 original performance solos.
Method Book 20th Century Orchestra for Timpani
Method Book Classic Overtures for Timpani By Morris Goldenberg
Method Book Romantic Symphonies for Timpani By Morris Goldenberg
Full timpani parts for all four Brahms symponies and all six Tchaikovsky symphonies are compiled into one very handy book written by Gerald Carlyss. Each section of each part is considered in detail, and many 'unknown' historical interpretations are presented - making this book a fantastic addition to any percussionist's library.
Method Book Fundamental Studies for Timpani
Garwod Whaley. Published by Joel Rothman Publications. (JRP53)
A beginning method covering all the essential timpani techniques, this study will prepare a student to perform standard band and orchestral literature.
Method Book Musical Studies for Intermediate Timpani
Garwood Whaley. For Drum. Published byJ.R. Publications.
Each study in this book contains an abundance of musical elements such as frequent dynamic changes, musical expressions, glissandi, and changes of meter
2008 Texas All State Timpani Selection Pages 29-30, Four Drum Etude #2 Tempo: Quarter Note = 100 - 104 Play: 1 to 31Mallet suggestions: Select medium-hard to staccato mallets to help articulate the sixteenths throughout this piece.
Studio 4/Alfred Publishers. Grade: V-VI
Method Book Foundations for Superior Performance Percussion Book By Jeff King
This method book helps to organize the daily rehearsal and improve the overall performance level of the ensemble. From as little as five minutes a day to forty-five minutes a day, this book offers the flexibility and options to fit any particular band situation for year two throughout high school. It also provides the director with the resources to meet each student on his or her own level while challenging them to reach the next level.
Foundations For Superior Performance includes:
* Warm-Ups – articulation exercises, long tones, and progressive brass lip slurs and woodwind exercises to be played simultaneously. * Chorales and Tuning Exercises – interval tuning, chord tuning, and chorales in the eight main concert band keys. * Technique – major and minor scales, mini-scales, scale patterns, scales in thirds, interval studies, and triad and chord studies in all 12 keys * Plus – one octave scales and arpeggios, full range scales, chromatic scales, major arpeggios and inversions, and advanced fingering charts. * Percussion Book – Practical exercises for mallets, snare drum, auxiliary percussion, and timpani. 96 pages.
By using Foundations For Superior Performance, the following areas can be improved:
* Sound (tone production). * Articulation (styles and concepts). * Greater flexibility, agility, and endurance. * Increased range. * Individual and ensemble listening skills * Technique in all twelve major and minor keys. * Basic understanding of music theory.
Method Book Pedal Technique for Timpani
By Stanley Leonard. For Timpani. Published by Ludwig Music Publishing.
Geared for intermediate timpani players, this is a wonderful teaching tool from a master whose many years as principal timpanist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have resulted in this great book.
n the preface to this book, educator and performer Ronald Horner notes that a fundamental approach to teaching students to play band or orchestra instruments is to present them with common melodies that incorporate the techniques to be mastered. He also notes the lack of materials available to apply this pedagogical concept to timpani, and redresses the balance with this collection of recognizable melodies expertly arranged for timpanists to develop pedaling facility on one, two, three and four drums. Topics covered – with ample musical examples for each – include: stepwise motion (one drum and multiple drums), chromatic intervals, triads, moving tones, scales and intervals, and more.
Method Book Pedal to the Kettle By Kirk J. Gay
Timpani lessons seeming a little sluggish? Pauken solos need some revving up? Pedal to the Kettle goes under the hood to address the demands placed on today's emerging timpanists, bringing new life to learning and performance on this instrument. With an inventive sequence of 2 and 4-drum etudes ranging from beginning to advanced, Kirk J. Gay steers you through a logical and entertaining course.
The etudes are presented in a sequence that graduates in difficulty while focusing on common challenges faced in modern and classic repertoire-all while maintaining a very musical approach with pieces that are fun to play! Concluding with a crowd-pleasing collection of concert solos, this book fuels you with an effective repertoire of 38 pieces from which to fine tune your timpani lessons, contests, and recitals.
Advanced solosfor the contemporary performer.