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 third volume of Thirty Studies for Timpani are built on technical examples and problems often encountered by Timpani players. The third volume requires a good knowledge of rhythm in order to fully benefit from the studies. The exercises ensure mastery of a high technical level. For all aspiring Timpani players, Delécluse's Thirty Studies is essential, having been compiled by a master of the instrument himself.