Written by Jacques Delécluse, this book of Cinquante Exercices Journaliers is a really helpful set of exercises for Timpani. It features many advices and indications in French, English, German and Spanish to gain in speed and agility. Some special aspects such as Sforzandi and trills are highlighted and the tempo is also indicated but it is advised to start slower, to master the technique first.
This method is recognised to acquire a great technique of the instrument: it is a must-have for those willing to develop their skills.
The author, Jacques Delécluse, is a soloist at the Paris Orchestra and a professor at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris. He has conceived a keyboard-percussion instruments that held his name and is also the author of a series of seven books “À la manière de” for Drums and Piano.