Vic’s “Solo Timpanist” is an iconic timpani book that contains some of the best etudes written for the student timpanist. I was fortunate to have worked through this book in private lessons with Vic while a student at The New England Conservatory.
Boise Symphony Timpanist Bill Shaltis just posted a series of videos outlining the challenges of playing Vic’s etudes. Not only is this a great way to gain some insight into the etudes themselves, but, it’s a terrific way to check out our ChromaTone™ Bamboo Timpani Mallets!
Don’t forget to catch Bill’s Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic presentation “In Tune With Your Timpani” on December 16th in Chicago!
WATCH ETUDE #1 from the “SOLO TIMPANIST” by Vic Firth.