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Offline Jeff Hayat

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Tymp - please help me determine which pitch.....
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:35 AM »
Hi all. I am trying to understand tymp pitch, as it relates to sheet music. Here is a note:



I know that note is D below middle C. What I don't know, however, is which octave that would be played as. Here are two D notes:

 http://www.jeffreyhayat.com/tympex.mp3]http://www.jeffreyhayat.com/tympex.mp3

Without worrying about duration, can you please tell me which note the sheet music says to play?

Thanks in advance.




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Re: Tymp - please help me determine which pitch.....
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 04:28 PM »
The notated D you are showing would be the higher D in the range of timpani. You could play this in the upper range of the 26" bowl, or in the lower range of the 23" bowl.

The low D would be notated below the bass clef staff and played in the low range of the 32" bowl.

Offline Jeff Hayat

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Re: Tymp - please help me determine which pitch.....
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 10:47 PM »
Thanks! :)

 

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