Yancich-Sewing Felt Timpani Sticks (2DVD) - Product Information
Mark Yancich, timpanist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1981, also served as timpanist and principal percussionist with orchestras in Maracaibo and Caracas, Venezuela. He is an active teacher, clinician, soloist, music publisher, and is host of the annual Mark Yancich Timpani Class and the Atlanta Percussion Seminar at Emory University. His background in the art of timpani performance and maintenance comes from years of experience and strong traditions passed on to him by his mentor, Cloyd Duff (former timpanist of the Cleveland Orchestra).
The Art of Timpani presents this step-by-step procedure for sewing two types of timpani sticks - ball and cartwheel. Mark demonstrates several approaches to this important aspect of timpani performance, all to help control and personalize the timpanist's tone while minimizing cost.
Volume One focuses on introductory information and the sewing of Cartwheel-type sticks. Volume Two explores techniques for sewing Ball-type sticks.
With emphasis on sequential details, specific procedures, and the pursuit of a professionally finished product, Mark delivers a vast amount of information about the following topics:
- Mallet Head & Stick Discussion
- Tools, Supplies, Resources
- Removing Worn Felt
- Preparing the Core
- Replacing the Liner Felt
- Measuring & Cutting the Felt
- Splitting & Stretching the Felt
- Placing the Felt on the Stick
- Sewing Seams
- Drawing & Cutting Circles
- Sewing Notches
- Drawstring Sewing Methods
- Finishing Touches
- Closing Remarks
Running Time: 164 minutes total (Volume One: 92 minutes, Volume Two: 72 minutes)
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