Musical Studies for Pedal Timpani
Edition: 1st Edition
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Woud, Nick. Musical Studies for Pedal Timpani. Pustjens Percussion Publications, 1983.
This book contains 60 etudes that work on musical aspects that the timpanist will encounter such as: glissandi with and without slurs, fast and slow tuning changes, difficult meter changes, rhythmic importance, and melodic importance. The etudes get longer and more difficult the further you get into the book.
There is no table of contents.
I think this book is good for timpani techniques. It is most likely for the intermediate player who wants to get better. Although, the book looks like someone drew the notes in with a pen instead of it being professionally done by a computer. This doesn’t have anything to do with the musical quality, but if a composer is publishing his work wouldn’t he want it to look professional?
Review by Ashley Feist
Additional Study Materials
Works for Percussion by this Author
Woud, Nick. Musical Studies for Pedal Timpani. Amsterdam: Pustjen Percussion Publications, 1983.
Woud, Nick. Symphonic Studies for Timpani. Amsterdam: Pustjen Percussion Publications, 1999.
Woud, Nick. The Timpani Challenge: 30 Performance Studies. Amsterdam: Pustjen Percussion Publications, 2006.