Coming from a musical family, Gérard Berlioz won many awards at the Paris Conservatoire. He has succesfully composed music for a variety of styles and instrumentations, including 30 Graded Pieces for 2 Timpani and Piano.
As a prolific teacher, Berlioz is able to constantly introduce new ideas, which he conveys in his 30 Graded Pieces for 2 Timpani and Piano. Significantly composed for an unusual instrumentation, the first volume ensures that students are able to approach and perfect their technique. Focus is particularly given to rhythm, making use of triplets, dotted and double dotted rhythms and syncopation. For all aspiring Timpani players, Berlioz's 30 Graded Pieces is an essential aid to technical progression.