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Pedal to the Kettle

Etudes and Solos for Timpani
Level: Easy to Advanced
Personnel: Solo (timpani)
State Lists: Texas, Florida, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio
Pages: 68
Release Date: 2009
Product ID : TSPB-14
Price: $25.00
Item #: TSPB-14



Description

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's emerging timpanists, bringing new life to learning and performance on this instrument. With an inventive sequence of 2- and 4-drum etudes ranging from beginning to advanced, Kirk J. Gay steers you through a logical and entertaining course.

The etudes are presented in a sequence that graduates in difficulty while focusing on common challenges faced in modern and classic repertoire - all while maintaining a very musical approach with pieces that are fun to play! Concluding with a crowd-pleasing collection of concert solos, this book fuels you with an effective repertoire pieces with which to fine-tune your timpani lessons, contests, and recitals.

Etudes

Etude 1 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 2 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 3 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 4 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 5 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 6 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 7 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 8
Etude 9 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 10 (Ohio - Class B)
Etude 11
Etude 12 - Gliss-a-rondo
Etude 13 
Etude 14 (Florida - Grade 4)
Etude 15 (Florida - Grade 4)
Etude 16 (Florida - Grade 4, Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 17 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 18 (Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 19 - Tympanic Metamorphoses (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 20 (Florida - Grade 4, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 21 (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 22 - Grace (notes) Under Pressure
Etude 23 - Beatin' & Bangin' (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 24 - Bartók-o-rama
Etude 25 - Extend Yourself
Etude 26 - Rolling Down the Highway (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 27 - Double Stop Trouble (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 28 - A Flat Etude 
(Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 29 - High Performance Muffler
Etude 30 - Déjà Vu All Over Again 
(Ohio - Class B)
Etude 31 - 
Rock of the 80's (Florida - Grade 5, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 32 (Florida - Grade 6, Texas - Grade 1, Indiana)

Solos

The Black Hammock (Florida - Grade 4, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
The Back Forty (Florida - Grade 4, Ohio - Class A)
Fanfare for Some New Drums
Bolt! (Florida - Grade 6, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 1, Ohio - Class A)
Los Cinco de Clubs (Florida - Grade 5, Texas - Grade 1)
The Attack of the Freezing Fog (Florida - Grade 6, Missouri - Grade A, Texas - Grade 1)

 







“Technically challenging ... very musical.”

John Evans
Principal Timpanist, The Naples Philharmonic


 

"Thoughtful and coherent, Kirk has created solid, basic studies and tastefully deployed excerpts that are bound to develop relevant technique."


Brian Slawson
Grammy-Nominated Percussionist
 


 

"... paying homage to the classics of our symphonic literature while still adding contemporary rhythmic language, tuning, and organicism in the original compositions."


Dr. John W. Parks IV
Asst. Professor of Percussion
The Florida State University



“One of the best collection of timpani pieces I have seen.”

Dr. Paul Buyer
Director of Percussion, Clemson University



"... an excellent addition to any timpanist’s library and one I will be using with my students for a long time."


Earl Yowell
Former Principle Timpani/Percussion
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

 



"... creative, musical, challenging, and fun and include material for beginners through advanced players. Bravo, Kirk!"

Dennis DeLucia
DCI Hall of Fame
WGI Hall of Fame

 

Description

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's emerging timpanists, bringing new life to learning and performance on this instrument. With an inventive sequence of 2- and 4-drum etudes ranging from beginning to advanced, Kirk J. Gay steers you through a logical and entertaining course.

The etudes are presented in a sequence that graduates in difficulty while focusing on common challenges faced in modern and classic repertoire - all while maintaining a very musical approach with pieces that are fun to play! Concluding with a crowd-pleasing collection of concert solos, this book fuels you with an effective repertoire pieces with which to fine-tune your timpani lessons, contests, and recitals.

Etudes

Etude 1 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 2 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 3 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 4 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 5 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 6 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 7 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 8
Etude 9 (Texas - Grade 3, Ohio - Class C)
Etude 10 (Ohio - Class B)
Etude 11
Etude 12 - Gliss-a-rondo
Etude 13 
Etude 14 (Florida - Grade 4)
Etude 15 (Florida - Grade 4)
Etude 16 (Florida - Grade 4, Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 17 (Texas - Grade 3)
Etude 18 (Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 19 - Tympanic Metamorphoses (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 20 (Florida - Grade 4, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 21 (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 22 - Grace (notes) Under Pressure
Etude 23 - Beatin' & Bangin' (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 24 - Bartók-o-rama
Etude 25 - Extend Yourself
Etude 26 - Rolling Down the Highway (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 27 - Double Stop Trouble (Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 28 - A Flat Etude 
(Texas - Grade 2)
Etude 29 - High Performance Muffler
Etude 30 - Déjà Vu All Over Again 
(Ohio - Class B)
Etude 31 - 
Rock of the 80's (Florida - Grade 5, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
Etude 32 (Florida - Grade 6, Texas - Grade 1, Indiana)

Solos

The Black Hammock (Florida - Grade 4, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 2, Ohio - Class B)
The Back Forty (Florida - Grade 4, Ohio - Class A)
Fanfare for Some New Drums
Bolt! (Florida - Grade 6, Missouri - Grade B, Texas - Grade 1, Ohio - Class A)
Los Cinco de Clubs (Florida - Grade 5, Texas - Grade 1)
The Attack of the Freezing Fog (Florida - Grade 6, Missouri - Grade A, Texas - Grade 1)

 







“Technically challenging ... very musical.”

John Evans
Principal Timpanist, The Naples Philharmonic


 

"Thoughtful and coherent, Kirk has created solid, basic studies and tastefully deployed excerpts that are bound to develop relevant technique."


Brian Slawson
Grammy-Nominated Percussionist
 


 

"... paying homage to the classics of our symphonic literature while still adding contemporary rhythmic language, tuning, and organicism in the original compositions."


Dr. John W. Parks IV
Asst. Professor of Percussion
The Florida State University



“One of the best collection of timpani pieces I have seen.”

Dr. Paul Buyer
Director of Percussion, Clemson University



"... an excellent addition to any timpanist’s library and one I will be using with my students for a long time."


Earl Yowell
Former Principle Timpani/Percussion
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

 



"... creative, musical, challenging, and fun and include material for beginners through advanced players. Bravo, Kirk!"

Dennis DeLucia
DCI Hall of Fame
WGI Hall of Fame

 



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