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Percussion  Timpani

Timpani  (Kettle Drums)

Tuneable drums used in the symphony orchestra. The tension of the skin membrane can be adjusted by the player, to tune each drum to a particular bass note. There are usually three kettle drums in the orchestra, tuned  to the tonic, dominant and sub-dominant notes for the key of the music being played.


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