So in the ending of SPM our dear friends Bleck and Tippi disappear never to be seen again. Before they officially get married Bleck says that they will meet their demise but after that Count Blecks minions and many more characters think they are both alive and together forever happy. So what do you guys think, dead or alive? Personally I think Bleck was wrong and they did survive and went to some remote dimension or something where nobody could ever bother them. I also think this play is very peaceful (we see a glimpse of it in the end credit picture) and I always saw it as like a nice village or town with peaceful people (personally I don't like to think they're alone because even though they love each other very much I feel it would get stale if they we're alone for the rest of their lives lol). I'm also unsure if they are able to get back to flipside (like for a visit or something). If they could I think they would but in the game they don't so I'm still thinking about if they can or not. Anyway enough of me rambling what do you guys think?
I have a technique question about this part of the etude for timpani. The tempo is 132, and I have to move from drum to drum fairly quickly, some of those moves being from drum 1 to drum 4. How would you recommend moving from drum to drum quickly while rolling, like in the section where the dynamic is switched to piano (it being piano makes it harder because there's a lot of velocity when I switch quickly, but I have to keep it quiet)? I've tried some unorthodox methods like moving the timpani closer together, but do any of you have some practical solutions to this problem or any tips you could give me? The judges will be able to see me; it's not a blind audition this year.
I believe when the chaos heart turned into the purity heart it created a new dimension made special for Timpani and Blumiere. The reason why you don't hear or see them again is because Blumiere lost his ability to go to different dimensions. I honestly hope that in a future paper Mario game we learn about what really happened to the pair.
So, I'm composing a piece, and found out that the timpani part is quite difficult to play. The problem is, the rhythm, at least to me, is vital for the beginning, and I can't figure out what to replace it with. Might you be able to help?
Edit: The Score
Does anyone know of a free app on the iPhone that lets you play the timpani on it? I have an assignment to do and I’m virtual. I just need to play a c note and a g note.
We are performing Hanover Festival and I am on timpani. The part; however; is poorly written with no indication of either pitch change or number of timpani used. I tried sight-reading with just the four we have, but it seems that this piece requires more timpani. Does anyone know about how many timpani I need to use and if the pitch changes are really that many (33) on a set of 4?
Good news, from the ~20 people who messaged with MP3s to share I believe we now have the largest, most conclusive BOAD library compiled. Timpani please.... 3,022 HOURS of shows from 2005-2020 spread across 6,307 MP3 Files; a library 109GB deep. And that is ONLY "Big O and Dukes" material. That doesn't include Rodkast, Tech 411, RROD, Minority Report, Rally the Horde, etc.. (of which we also have a lot, but that is tabled for another date).
edit: Does anyone have the November 2006 and December 2006 episodes/segments? Also, we only have like 4 segments from the 2003-2005 WHSF days.
We should have every single podcast/reloaded/DLC/Record episode.
The radio years were very dependent on the interns/producers uploading the episodes. There are days with no uploads, or segments that got cut and not uploaded, presumably by mistake or censored. If you weren't recording the stream live, it was never again made available.
If you think you have something to contribute, here's the full file list of what we have
https://pastebin.com/sPAqc9eq edit2: all renaming finished, pastebin updated
I've already messaged the largest library contributors and asked when should we make this publicly available. Give them time to come to a decision. Public release next year. No date given for the same reason its' not being released immediately. We're excited to get it out though.
I've still got a ton of file renaming to do and metadata tagging to make it a nice clean library.
It'll be uploaded to Mega, if some hero wants to upload a torrent, godspeed, but at 112GB, if 10 people download it, that will use most or all of even a home internet data cap.
Our landlord turned down the heat, since we aren’t allowed to make music at the moment and don’t use the room. I know that timpani heads change their sound with different temperature, but is it a problem if they get cold when they aren’t used anyways?
Every lesson this term my timpani teacher says I sound bad but every lesson I prepped my pieces so hard that I knew them from the back of my hand.
I for every lesson I spent ages getting every timpani entry right by studying scores and different recordings to really learn my symphonies before walking in the practice room every day. I would work on my sound and technique in different ways in the hopes that one lesson would turn out alright. But in every lesson, I would get the same comments that my sound isn't full enough and that I'm inconsistent in controlling it.
Then halfway through the term, I got an opportunity to play a side by side program with a pro orchestra. I was really nervous for it cause I always thought that I sound bad but the nice timpanist in the orchestra said that I have a good sound and that I learned the piece like I played the symphony before. The recording went really well and the conductor even loved my playing.
Then when I'm back at my normal lessons the same issues came up and I feel hopeless. In one lesson I ask my teacher if he can show me the arm mechanics of a good timpani stroke that he's expecting, but I think he just sort of went off at me saying that he wasn't taught timp technique by his teacher and that I should be able to work it out myself.
I'm now in this weird shit place where I practice timpani to try to improve but I feel awful cause I listen to myself and I hate my sound and I feel less confident that I can play the instrument that I study. I suffered from self-loathing depression last year and just as I was getting over it I feel like it's coming back to haunt me.
So at the end of term 1 of college, I feel really lost. I don't know if I'm a good student or a bad one. I've received the opposite critic from 2 different professional timpani players and I've just received a horrible report that I don't know that I deserve.
Has anyone else experienced something like this in college? Cause I need some advice.
Hey everyone, I'm a percussionist studying at community college at the moment. I'm planning on transferring to University starting in the 2022-2023 school year (so my auditions aren't for awhile).
I'm primarily a jazz player (Focusing on Vibraphone although I also play lots of Drumset and Congas too). In addition to jazz, I also have orchestral/classical experience as well. A lot of the schools I'm looking at have 4 percussion requirements:
(In no particular order)
1.Snare Solo or Etude (Classical) 2.Mallets Solo or Etude (Jazz or Classical) 3.Timpani Solo or Etude (Classical) 4.Drumset Solo or Transcription (Jazz)
The Snare, Mallets and Drumset should be ok, I have experience on those instruments. However, I'm a little concerned about Timpani. I'm not a timpanist. While I've played some Timpani in high school, it wasn't my focus. Is this something that's gonna make getting into college harder? I want to focus on jazz primarily; however, I also really like orchestral music so playing in an orchestra would be cool too.
If not being a good Timpanist is a big deal, luckily I checked auditions requirements early, since auditions for 2022-2023 aren't for a year. After the COVID pandemic is over I'll have access to Timpani again; however, right now I don't have access to a set.
TL;DR/Summary: College auditions require Timpani despite that not being my focus. Is this a big deal?
title says it all.