Category Archive: Timpani

Feb 02

Timpani|Light Timpani

Timpani|Light timpani My first encounters with Light timpani came in my first lessons with Mr. Hinger during my sophomore year at Manhattan School of Music. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, Dan had his teaching studio at his home in Leonia, New Jersey. His students were required to take the subway and …

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Jan 08

Timpani|Hinger Timpani

  Timpani |Hinger Timpani In a musical career that has spanned the course of forty years, I have used many makes and models of timpani, ranging from the old Ludwig Universals of my junior high school days, all the way up to the Hinger Touch-Tone Timpani of my professional career. I suppose I should be …

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Mar 29

My Instruments | Part Two

Astro LT

  My Instruments – Part Two   In my previous post, I talked about the Light Mark XI timpani, which I use as my primary instruments. In this post, I’ll talk about what I call my secondary instruments, which I use for church gigs and pops concerts, as well as for the times when there …

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Mar 27

My Instruments |Part One

Mark XIs - 2002

  My Instruments – Part  One Over the course of my musical life, I have used many different types of timpani. Most of these have been of the pedal-tuned type, but I have had some experience with the hand-tuned as well as cable or chained tuned timpani as well. For the purposes of this post …

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Mar 16

The Timpani

Stotz-anheier 23 inch

The Timpani Most musicians know what the timpani are, and so do many people, but I still get questions from quite a few, especially from those who are not familiar with classical music and young people who have not had exposure to the instruments of the orchestra. So, that being the case, I think that …

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