Concepts for Timpani is a collection of exercises, etudes and solos at all levels of difficulty, that will provide users with an ample repertoire of material with which to perfect their performing skills. The book assumes that the player has already developed some basic music skills including an understanding of standard rhythms, dynamics, tempos and the language of basic musical symbols. The material provided in Concepts for Timpani is designed to enhance sound quality and performing skill from the early stages of development up to the professional concert level. Topics covred include: tuning, warming up, tone production, rolls, muffling, cross sticking, pedaling and interval exercises. There are also 12 original performance solos. Concepts for Timpani is destined to be a basic book for the 21st Century timpanist.