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Duff-Tucking Calfskin Timpani Heads (DVD)

Model: TUCKING DVD

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$27.00

The Art of Timpani - Tucking Calfskin Timpani Heads NOW ON DVD - presents a step-by-step procedure for tucking calfskin timpani heads. The legendary Cloyd Duff demonstrates techniques that are essential for producing the most resona...
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The Art of Timpani - Tucking Calfskin Timpani Heads NOW ON DVD - presents a step-by-step procedure for tucking calfskin timpani heads. The legendary Cloyd Duff demonstrates techniques that are essential for producing the most resonant and beautiful tone quality a fine calfskin has to offer, when mounted and tuned properly.

This instructional video is intended to help preserve the art of calfskin head tucking and to assist those timpanists who wish to explore the wonderful sound of calfskin. Assisted by Mark Yancich, Cloyd Duff guides the viewer through the following topics:

  • Tools & Equipment

  • Sizing the Heads

  • German & American Tucks

  • Head Thickness & Backbone

  • How to Select Calfskin

  • Pre-Tucking Preparations

  • Soaking the Head

  • The Tucking Table

  • The "Scratch" Test

  • Marking & Trimming

  • Tucking the Head

  • The Drying Process

  • Interview


  • As principal timpanist of the famed Cleveland Orchestra from 1942 to 1981, Cloyd Duff refined a style of timpani performance which still sets standards for musical excellence. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Cloyd Duff enjoyed a 45 year orchestral career under the direction of the greatest conductors of the era including Leopold Stokowski, Eric Leinsdorf, George Szell and Lorin Maazel. In 1977, Cloyd Duff was elected to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame.

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    Comments:

    Good texture design. Voice was soothing. I disagree with some of the methods. Colour pallet was slightly soggy but perhaps that was just the PC they rendered it on. Could use more jokes. Narrative had some plot holes in it but overall the acting was pretty good and if you can hold suspension of disbelief its a fun time.

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    Tucky McTimpface

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