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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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 »

Timpani Definition?

Timpani are members of the percussion family of music instruments. They're also commonly known as kettledrums. Unlike most drums they produce an actual pitch when struck and can be tuned to a parti... Read More »