Laura Noah

Timpanist - Percussionist - Educator

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Timpani Fundamentals: Lift, Muffling, and Pedaling

The following is the text from my presentation of the Timpani Fundamentals Clinic at the the 2017 Alabama PAS Chapter, February 25th at 9:00 AM

Playing in tune and in time is the foundation for building your timpani technique.  Add to that a good quality of sound, and we have the beginnings of great timpani playing. Today’s Timpani Fundamentals clinic will focus on three techniques that are essential to timpani playing: Lift, Muffling and Pedaling, with a few words on sound quality and intonation....

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