Tag Archives: Latin

Tuning Timbale heads

I did a little research on tuning and found great advice from
Toca tuning Timbale heads.

https://tocapercussion.com/support/tips

Tuning

“Toca timbales come with high quality plastic heads. Your timbales will need to be tuned as they do not come pre-tuned from the factory. First, assemble drums on the stand. Use tuning wrench or drum key depending on the model timbale set you have and remove any ripples in the head that may appear. Pick a tension rod to start at and give it a turn counter clockwise. Do this to all tension rods, moving in a clockwise direction until you reach the point that you started from. Continue this process until you obtain the desired pitch. Once the desired pitch is achieved, tap the head 1″ in from each lug to get the head in tune with itself”.

**There are many different tuning possibilities depending on your preference. The interval of a perfect fourth between the two drums is the most common tuning, however drums can also be tuned to the interval of a perfect fifth.

We recommend the following tunings using a piano keyboard.

  • Macho F 1 octave above middle C – A
  • Hembra C 1 octave above middle C – E

New music, “Bendita Holiday”, with Russell Landwehr and Matt Vander Boegh (Trumpet / Horns). Track will be submitted to Taxi.

I am EXTREMELY fortunate to know some great musicians and composers all over the USA and the World.

This time, I pulled Kerry Kennard in for drums and percussion on a Latin number and he came through with a killer groove. Then I brought in my friend Matt Vander Boegh from Boise Idaho for some horns. The result is this Latin Jazz Vacation number called “Bendita Holiday”

It reminds me a bit of some of the Al Hirt stuff my Dad Bill Landwehr use to listen to.

Drum Lessons

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I teach basic to advanced Drum Set and percussion instruments, i.e. hand percussion,  Congas, timbales, and auxiliary percussion, at a studio or in your home.If you are interested in Lessons, contact me via the Contact page (or phone)  and download the Policy below.  Look forward helping you progress on drum set
or  other percussion interests.

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2015 New Jazz Drum Methods book (under the Product page)

2015 Every Day Workout Cover