Timpani Mallet Types?

Answer Timpani mallets, or drumsticks, have a rich history. Timpani have existed since the 17th century, and are one of the orchestra's loudest instruments. Different types of mallets -- as well as differ... Read More »

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What is a timpani?

The timpani is a musical instrument in the percussion family. The sounds are created when the head of the timpani is struck by covered mallets.ConstructionThe base of the timpani is a large copper ... Read More »

How to Use a Mallet on a Softball Bat?

Using a mallet on a composite softball bat can optimize its performance. According to Dan Russell, Ph.D., an associate professor at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., studies have shown that onc... Read More »

Information on the Timpani?

A member of the percussion family, timpani are drums and the primary choice for orchestral percussion instruments since the 17th century. Also called kettledrums, timpani are bowl-shaped and have p... Read More »

Who invented the timpani?

While the actual inventor of the timpani or kettledrum remains a mystery, Encyclopedia Britannica notes this type of drum originated in the Middle East. A smaller, shallower precursor of the kettle... Read More »