With few study books exisiting for the Timpani, Jacques Delécluse ensures that this gap is filled with his excellent Thirty Studies for Timpani. French percussionist and composer, Delécluse studied at the Paris Conservatoire in the mid-1900s, winning many prizes. The exercises in the second volume of Thirty Studies for Timpani are built on technical examples and problems. New rhythms are developed to ensure progression to a high level. For all aspiring Timpani players, Delécluse's Thirty Studies is essential, having been compiled by a master of the instrument himself.