Exploring Music's Complexities

Tag: percussion

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 ›

Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments

Exploring the Role of Percussion Instruments For a composition to be effective it must contain two of music’s basic elements – tone color (timbre) and dynamics.   These two elements contribute to the feeling of motion and movement in music.  Musical instruments provide the tone colors.  The combination of rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, tone color and… Read More ›

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