Author: Nick Woud

Title: Symphonic Studies for Timpani (blue book)

Publisher: De Haske Publications BV; Heerenveen Holland; 1999

Length: 65 pages

Content: 30 timpani solo etudes with short descriptions of each.  The descriptions give insights to the stylistic and technical goals of each etude. Each etude is based on symphonic repertoire while still sounding great as a timpani solo and is great for intermediate-advanced players.  A wonderful supplement for private study, recitals, and practicing symphonic repertoire.

Bio: Nick Woud is currently a Principal Timpanist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and tutors timpani at the Percussion department of the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music. His 3 timpani methods have become a staple in the percussion community.