Pedal to the Kettle
Etudes and Solos for Timpaniby Kirk J. Gay
Timpani lessons seeming a little sluggish? Pauken solos need some revving up? Pedal to the Kettle goes under the hood to address the demands placed on today'sÂ emerging timpanists, bringing new life to learning and performance on thisÂ instrument. With an inventive sequence of 2- and 4-drum etudes ranging fromÂ beginning to advanced, Kirk J. Gay steers you through a logical and entertainingÂ course.
The etudes are presented in a sequence that graduates in difficultyÂ while focusing on common challenges faced in modern and classic repertoire - allÂ while maintaining a very musical approach with pieces that are fun to play!Â Concluding with a crowd-pleasing collection of concert solos, this book fuelsÂ you with an effective repertoire pieces with which to fine-tune yourÂ timpani lessons, contests, and recitals.
Grace (notes) Under Pressure
Beatin' & Bangin'
Rolling Down the Highway
Double Stop Trouble
A Flat Etude
High Performance Muffler
DĂ©jĂ Vu All Over Again
Rock of the 80's
â€¦and 20 more!
The Black Hammock
The Back Forty
Fanfare for Some New Drums
Los Cinco de Clubs
The Attack of the Freezing Fog
â€śTechnically challenging ... very musical.â€ť
Principal Timpanist, The Naples Philharmonic
"Thoughtful and coherent,Â Kirk has created solid, basic studies and tastefully deployed excerptsÂ that are bound to develop relevant technique."
"... paying homage to the classics of our symphonicÂ literature while still adding contemporary rhythmic language,Â tuning, and organicism in the original compositions."
Dr. John W. Parks IV
Asst. Professor of Percussion
The Florida State University
â€śOne of the best collection of timpaniÂ pieces I have seen.â€ť
Dr.Â Paul Buyer
Director of Percussion, Clemson University
"... an excellent addition to any timpanistâ€™sÂ library and one I will be using with my students for a long time."
"... creative, musical, challenging, and fun andÂ include material for beginners through advanced players. Bravo, Kirk!"
DCI Hall of Fame
WGI Hall of Fame
For the Distinguished Timpanist
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Super funky streetbeats and stadium grooves that'll keep crowds moving and drummers craving more.