Timbales

Timbales are metal-encased shallow single-headed drums. They have a shallower sound than the single-headed tom-toms. During solos and transitional sections of music, the player (known as a timbalero) employs a variety of stick strokes, rim shots, and rolls to generate...

The Timpani – Orchestral Percussions

The timpani, also known as kettledrum, is an established member of the symphony orchestra and probably one of the percussion instruments with the longest tradition. In the 13th century, the Crusaders and Saracens brought the first timpani to southern and western...