To all who have made this WEBook possible:
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee: For spinning the first threads of the WWW.
The many great timpani master of the past: May their legacy live on forever.
My many friends and colleagues in the symphony orchestra business who have taught me so much about making music, simply by just listening to them play.
My many friends and colleagues in the Facebook group Timpani Shop Talk.
The works of Thomas D. Rossing, for making bedtime reading fun.
The research of Helmut Fleischer and Hugo Fastl (Institut für Mechanik, Universität der Bundeswehr München).
Daniel A. Russell, Ph.D. Professor of Acoustics & Director of Distance Education, The Pennsylvania State University.
Georgia State University: HyperPhysics.
Google: The ubiquitous Internet search engine.
The Percussive Arts Society: For its continued work to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.
The Cistercian Monks: Who believed enough in the cross-pollination of the Pinot and Gouais Blanc grapevines so as to spread their belief around the world in the form of Chardonnay.