Sheet Music

Exercises for timpani

Professional work materials for demanding practice

“The timpani has it easy,

since it only plays two notes:

five one and one five,

and boom boom boom boom boom.”

These lines from the German quodlibet “Die Geige beginnet” (The violin begins) perpetuate a common cliché. Doing something supposedly easy is often quite tricky. Depending on how ambitious you are, there is intensive work involved in playing these “simple” things consistently well, gradually revealing a complexity that you probably had not dreamed of at the beginning.

At any rate, this has been my experience since I started exploring the depths of timpani playing over 30 years ago. Here are my (preliminary) conclusions.

I hope you enjoy my exercises. I wish you much success with them!

 

Learn Timpani

A Modern Method for Beginners

Published 2012 by Leu-Verlag, Neusäß

Available directly from the publisher: Leu-Verlag

or at: Brandt - Percussion

€ 19,80 + shipping

 

Album for the Virtuous

25 sonorous etudes for 4 timpani

Published 2015

Available at Brandt - Percussion

€ 14,40 + shipping

Practice without timps

Additional methods

Published 2016 by Leu-Verlag, Neusäß
Available at Brandt-Percussion
19,80 €

18 barenaked etudes for 2 timpani

Published 2018

Available at Brandt-Percussion

€ 9,00 + shipping

13 etudes for the left hand

Published 2018

Available at Brandt-Percussion

9,00 € + shipping

The definitive pedal method for timpani

A practical workbook

Published 2014 by Leu-Verlag, Neusäß

Available directly from the publisher: Leu-Verlag

or at: Brandt - Percussion

€ 22,00 + shipping

Songs without forte

Exercises for lyrical timpani playing

 

Published 2014
Available at Brandt Percussion

€ 10,00 + shipping

trrr - The Timpani Roll

Published 2008 by Gretel Verlag, Dinklage
Available directly from the publisher: www.gretel-verlag.de
or at: Brandt - Percussion

€ 16,00 + shipping

 

In USA:

Available at Steve Weiss Music  ($ 25,00 + shipping)

 

KATA

Grand etude for 4 timpani.

Published 2008
Available at Brandt - Percussion

€ 15,00 + shipping

 

10 unreasonably demanding etudes for timpani

Published 2011 by Gretel Verlag, Dinklage
Available directly from the publisher: www.gretel-verlag.de

or at: Brandt - Percussion

€ 12,00 + shipping

 

In USA:

Available at Steve Weiss Music ($ 18,00 + shipping)

 

The Finnish etude

Published 2014

Available directly from: info@solopauke.de

€ 5,00 + shipping

Pauke üben (Timpani Practise)

Progressive technical exercises for timpani

Published 1996 by Musikverlag Zimmermann, Frankfurt/Main
Available at Brandt - Percussion

€ 11.75 + shipping 

 

In USA:

Available at Steve Weiss Music  ($ 18,00 + shipping)

 

Die Glocken (The Bells)

Concert study for 5 timpani

Published 2008
Available at Brandt - Percussion

€ 10.50 + shipping