If you are interested in learning how to play the instrument, then follow these steps:
Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is to place the timbales on a stand and adjust its height in relation to your position. Next thing you have to do is to position the larger drum to your left and the smaller drum to your right. Use timbales sticks using a matched grip when you start playing.
Step 2: When tuning the timbales, tune them to the middle or lower part of their range along with an interval of a perfect fourth between the lower and higher drum. What you do next is to play an open stroke by hitting the drum in the middle of the head and allow it to resonate then play a rim shot stroke by hitting the rim and the edge of the drum head at the same time.
Step 3: What you do next is to play a cross-stick stroke and you can do this by holding the drum stuck between your index finger and your thumb, while positioning your hand’s heel on the drum head while tapping the stick on the shell rim with a motion coming from your wrist.
These are some advise when it comes to learning how to play an lp karl perazzo signature timbales at musician’s friend.