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Jazz Virtuostics for Timpani: Etudes, Exercises, and Lead Sheets, Volume 1


jazz virtuosticsThough not considered an instrument common to jazz, timpani was employed in jazz by some of its big names, including Sonny Greer, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Gene Krupa. Today jazz timpani is alive and well in this book, thanks to arranger Ian Finkel and timpanist Jonathan Haas of Local 802 (New York City). Together they present 56 exercises to prepare to play jazz and then nine lead sheets and etudes to practice what you’ve learned, referencing such classic tunes as Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm,” Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll,” and “Take the A Train.”

Jazz Virtuostics for Timpani: Etudes, Exercises, and Lead Sheets Volume 1, by Jonathan Haas and Ian Finkel, Bachovich Music Publications,


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