How to Wrap Timpani Mallets

With a little practice and patience you will be able to wrap your timpani mallets with ease. Just remember to take your time and everything will work out just fine. My suggestion is to start by re wrapping some worn out mallets that you might have first and then graduate to building your own pair […]

How to Take Care of Your Timpani Mallets

Timpani sticks are expensive so you need to learn how to take care of them so that they will last a long time. A simple way to maintain your mallets is to trim the fuzz periodically when they need haircuts. Use cuticle scissors to give your mallets a haircut Trim the pieces of felt that […]

Timpani Mallets: Your Ultimate Guide

When I first started to play percussion and timpani there were only a few manufactures of sticks and mallets in the market place. Vic Firth was just getting started with his snare drum stick and timpani mallet production and distribution. If you wanted a timpani mallet there were sticks made by Ludwig and Payson as […]

How to Hold the Timpani Mallets

A firm relaxed grip that allows for the wrist to move freely is what makes a good timpani mallet grip. I play with what is generally referred to as the French Grip or really the American Grip. The profile of this grip is that the palms of your hands face each other and that your […]