These sight reading exercises are intended for advanced ("3rd cycle") Conservatoire students desirous to take the C.N.S.M. enrance exam, apply for orchestra positions or take teaching exams. They are modelled after pieces specifically composed for admission to the C.N.S.M or sight-reading exams and used in sight-reading training classes.
I use this mallet for every pp to mf roll I encounter. It is slightly lighter than the MR20B or MR24B, but has an even and soft felt feeling to it. However, it also has a clear sound that works perfectly to underline a pizzicato -- for example on the 3rd movement of Mahler's First Sympho
This is the hardest mallet of the line. Similar to a flannel mallet, it provides the necessary articulation, but is easier to roll with. Carefully balanced, the slightly heavier weight, relative to the size of the head, this mallet has plenty of articulation but retains a big sound.
20B has a multi-layered felt structure similar to the 24B, however it is heavier and has a larger core in order to provide the necessary volume and sound one needs in the romantic repertoire like Strauss or Tchaikovsky. The felt is layered in a way that above a mezzo-forte dynamic the mallets produces great articulation but a beautiful, full and warm sound.
Style Studies for Timpani focuses on the techniques and musical ideas needed to perform both solo and ensemble literature. Some of the etudes are orchestrally based, while others explore more contemporary solo and ensemble styles. They can be used effectively as etudes or for audition purposes at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The etudes...
Statement was composed for Timpani and Wind Ensemble originally. It features both the melodic and rhythmic characteristics of timpani with a recurring theme woven throughout the work. The piece is approachable by both high school and college students.