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Any experienced timpanist will tell you that timpani play an essential role in marching bands and concert orchestras around the world. In fact, Orff timpani is also an important part of Orff Schulwerk (a developmental approach used to teach children music). In this catalog, you'll discover that timps are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Whether you're a student timpanist who would like to practice at home with their own drum or a teacher who wants to upgrade the drums in their band room before the next semester, there's bound to be a timpani option in this catalog that grabs your attention.

Anyone who is familiar with Orff instruments will recognize the brand name Sonor. After all, they're a leading manufacturer of Orff instruments and their timpani boasts a high level of craftsmanship. To start your search, check out the Sonor Primary Timpani. This Orff timpani comes in both 13" and 16" sizes and features plastic heads for increased durability and resistance to sudden heat and humidity changes.

Sonor also specializes in Orff timpani with improved mechanisms. The Rotary Timpani with Calfskin Head has a redesigned rotating tuning mechanism that will surely blow away any experienced timpani player. Additionally, the calfskin heads make for a warm, colorful tone and their enhanced sound projection is the result of a superior design where no mechanical parts touch the shells. The Sonor Rotary Timpani comes in your choice of 10", 13", 16" and 18" sizes.

Carl Orff believed that percussive rhythm was a natural form of human expression, which is why the Orff approach often features simple and easy-to-play drums and percussion instruments like the timpani. Today, the Orff Schulwerk method for teaching music is preferred by educators across the country - and as you can see from the choices mentioned above, the Orff timpani for you is waiting right here on this page.
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