I leave messages even if editors aren't active; they may still be checking their talk page, or other editors interested in the topic may be watching the page. (250 = few ??) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 04:17, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Oppose FA status: as mentioned, needs inline citations. This is a crucial part of an FA, therefore in my view this article is a GA at best. Other points include
Too much bold in lead in my view. Perhaps a section detailing the different names used could be separated off - although is it necessary to list what the French and German's call it?
This seems to have been dealt with. I think the French and German names should be included, because they often appear in scores. There should be redirects from them and anyone who stumbled on it may wonder why it redirected there if it isn't mentioned. Rigadoun(talk) 15:36, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Lead should summarise the article, not just introduce the topic - it is too short really. It looks substantial, but most of it is the nomenclature and audio examples, which should probably be elsewhere in the text.
The basic timpano - "(By one system of classification, it is thus considered a membranophone.)" - which system?
I added the mysteriously missing Sachs-Hornbostel. Rigadoun(talk) 15:36, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
A 33-inch drum can produce the C below the bass clef, and speciality piccolo timpani can play up into the treble clef. In Darius Milhaud's 1923 ballet score La création du monde, the timpanist must play the F sharp at the bottom of the treble clef. - suggest use Helmholtz system or other to accurately describe the pitches.
It doesn't actually say that each timpano can be individually tuned - not obviously anyway.
Timpani heads are sized based on the size of the head, not the size of the timpani bowl. - what? Isn't that obvious? I know what you mean but doesn't come across that well.
Remove, no improvement in deficiencies cited above. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:19, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
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