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last week, duncan patton, my former colleague at the met opera, demonstrated how to build a basic legato stroke on timpani. today he’s back to show you the other 8 stroke types you should learn to build a complete sound pallet.
in high school i found an old PAS article on building a legato timpani stroke that changed my life. i didn’t know it at the time, but the author would turn out to be my colleague in the met orchestra, duncan patton. here’s duncan's guide to building a legato stroke, 22 years later.
your mallet bag should be a collection of the best of the best. you should choose new mallets in a scientific way, without wasting money.
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how do we actually show musicality? i mean… it’s a snare drum.
in august of 2014 i sat down at the beach house of jacques delécluse with him, his wife danielle, and his daughter florence. florence was interpreting.
there are two main reasons to justify any decision when it comes to gear or setup. those are efficiency and accuracy.