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Studies in Copper by Alex Orfaly

Model # 15020 By: C. Alan Publications
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  • Overview

    • Requires 4 Timpani
    • 15 Etudes Included
    • Difficulty: Medium +
    • Focuses on Different Aspects of Playing
    • Room for Interpretation
    • Encourages Adjusting and Listening Skills
  • Item Details

    Studies in Copper by Alex Orfaly is timpani etude book that contains 15 orchestral etudes for 4 timpani. This book works on 5 common issues timpanists run into: articulation, rolls, intonation. sound quality, rhythm and time. Orfaly describes in each passage how all of these elements come into play for each etude, and approaching each piece with flexibility, ability to adjust and musicianship is encouraged.

    Difficulty: Medium +

    Instrumentation: Timpani (4)

  • Specifications

    Name Studies in Copper by Alex Orfaly
    Brand C. Alan Publications
    Model # 15020
    UPC Code 804069150207
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    Author/ComposerOrfaly, Alex
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  • Returns & Shipping


    Because of copyright issues, we cannot accept returns on sheet music, books, audio CDs, and DVDs. Thanks for your understanding. Official Return Policy


    Every single order that goes out the door has a tracking number that will be emailed to you, and all of it is completely insured. Everything is carefully packed by hand - we know just how delicate this stuff can be, and how important it is to you.

    We ship from centrally-located Dallas, Texas. Howdy y'all!

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    • December 1, 2012
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    • Student (4 yrs)
    • Pros

      • The music is challenging
      • Helpful tips at the front
      • Includes different styles and techniques
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      • I don't have the timpani to go with it
    • 5
    • Everything you need for timpani
    • December 28, 2019
    • by Jaxon C
    • This is a really good book for solos, technique, or really anything. I don't think you need much more than this, but of course, I'm not a principal timpanist. Even if you aren't doing a solo or need this for school, it will really help your personal timpani skills and percussion knowledge.