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What are Timpani?

What is a Timpano A Timpanist is a person who plays a kind of kettle drum or timpani in an orchestra. Timpani are different from other drums because they are tuned to certain musical notes.  A pair pf timpani are normally an octave from F below middle C downward.  With three the kettles are tuned… Read More ›

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Concertos Described

Origin of the Term Concerto What does the term “Concerto” mean?  How would you describe one?  What is it about them that make them fun to listen to? In earlier times the term “concerto” was “concert” in Italian.  Use of the term described works that involved voices and instruments in which the instruments had independent… Read More ›

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