Timbales are generally played positioning the large
timbal to the left and the small one to the right (reversed for left
Keep them at your waist level; you have to feel comfortable
Use wooden sticks; size are variable
(5/16" - 3/8" (raccomended) - 7/16" - 1/2").
When adding cowbell, woodblock, cymbal and a bass
drum you can positon them as follows:
mouth points to the left;
mouth points to the right;
it depends on size but often it is placed facing the player;
to the right of the timbales (like a drum-set);
to the right of the timbales (like a drum-set).