With few study books exisiting for the Timpani, Jacques Delécluse ensures that this gap is filled with his excellent Thirty Studies for Timpani.
French percussionist and composer, Delécluse studied at the Paris Conservatoire in the mid-1900s, winning many prizes. The exercises in the first volume of Thirty Studies for Timpani are built on technical examples and problems, intended for students who have just started learning the technicalities of the instrument. Rhythms are developed to ensure continuous progression. For all aspiring Timpani players, Delécluse's Thirty Studies is essential, having been compiled by a master of the instrument himself.