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  Cymbal
A percussion instrument made of a circular brass plate.
The cymbal can be played as a pair which are struck sidelong against each other to produce a crashing sound (crash cymbals) or struck with sticks or mallets to cause the plates to vibrate.
See also crash cymbals; suspended cymbal; ride cymbal; hi-hat; sizzle cymbal; splash cymbal.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/textc/Cymbal.html   (99 words)

  
  Status cymbal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cymbals have evolved from an instrument used primarily by composers to imitate military band music to become an integral voice in symphony orchestras, jazz combos and rock bands.
Cymbals generally are described as dark or bright.
In jazz, cymbals were used sparingly until the small jazz combos began to form, such as bands led by Pittsburghers Kenny "Klook" Clarke and Art Blakey, and the renowned Max Roach.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05261/572263.stm   (1006 words)

  
  Cymbal
Although cymbals are not often required they form part of every orchestra; their chief use is for marking the rhythm and for producing weird, fantastic effects or adding military colour, and their shrill notes hold their own against a full orchestra playing fortissimo.
The Greek cymbals were cup or bell-shaped, and are to be seen in the hands of fauns and satyrs innumerable in sculptures and on painted vases.
During the middle ages the word cymbal was applied to the Glockenspiel, or peal of small bells, and later to the dulcimer, perhaps on account of the clear bell-like tone produced by the hammers striking the wire strings.
www.infoweb.co.nz /cymbal   (630 words)

  
  West Coast Drum Center - Cymbal Info
Zildjian cast cymbals are made from the Zildjian secret alloy, which is comprised of 80% copper, 20% tin, and traces of silver.
When the cymbal is mounted on the stand, make your final check for proper sleeves and felts, both on top and bottom, before securing the cymbal with the wing nut.
The cymbal's edge is the thinnest and most delicate part so how you strike it and at which angle is very important.
www.westcoastdrums.com /cyin.html   (1850 words)

  
  Cymbal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, hi-hat cymbals tend to be heavy with little taper, more similar to a ride cymbal than to a crash cymbal as found in a drum kit, and perform a ride rather than a crash function.
Furthermore, the edge of a suspended cymbal may be hit with shoulder of a drum stick to obtain a sound somewhat akin to that of a pair of clash cymbals.
Ancient cymbals are among the instruments played by King David and his musicians in the 9th century BC illuminated manuscript known as the Bible of Charles the Bald in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cymbal   (1244 words)

  
 Sizzle cymbal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sizzle cymbal is a cymbal to which rivets, chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound.
The most common form of sizzle cymbal used in a drum kit is a large ride cymbal with a number of rivets loosely fitted but captive in holes spaced evenly around the cymbal close to the rim.
A swish cymbal with rivets is the main ride cymbal of choice for some leading jazz and fusion drummers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sizzle_cymbal   (597 words)

  
 Cymbal at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cymbals consist of thin round plates of various cymbal alloys, see cymbal making for a discussion of their manufacture.
Orchestral crash cymbals are traditionally used in pairs, each having a handlestrap set in the little knob surmounting the centre of the plate, and these are called clash cymbals.
The Greek cymbals were cup or bell-shaped, and are to be seen in the hands of fauns and satyrs innumerable in sculptures and on painted vases.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Cymbal.html   (641 words)

  
 Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals, Bass Drum
The cymbal itself should be nearly horizontal (parallel to the floor), with the arms and mallets / sticks at a comfortable height.
The ultimate choice of which cymbals to use can be influenced by a number of factors, including the musical context of the passage, the desired tone color to be achieved, acoustics of the hall, size of the ensemble, and conductor’s preference, among others.
Cymbal plates are at a 45-degree angle in relation to the floor.
www.pas.org /Resources/FUN/DorrCymbalsBassDrum.cfm   (2529 words)

  
 Paiste Cymbals: Frequently Asked Questions
When the cymbal is mounted on the stand, make your final check for proper sleeves and felts, both on top and bottom, before securing the cymbal with the wing nut.
Each time you are ready to return the cymbals to their protective plastic sleeves, bags and or cases, it's a good idea to wipe them down gently with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints and light dust.
The cymbal's edge is the thinnest and most delicate part so how you strike it and at which angle is very important.
www.paiste.com /faqs/default.php?faqcategoryid=3&faqid=78   (799 words)

  
 Sizzle Cymbal Sound Samples - CompositionToday.com
A sizzle cymbal is a cymbal to which rivets, chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound.
The most common form of sizzle cymbal used in a drum kit is a large ride cymbal with a number of rivets loosely fitted but captive in holes spaced evenly around the cymbal close to the rim.
A swish cymbal with rivets is the main ride cymbal of choice for some leading jazz and fusion drummers.
www.compositiontoday.com /sound_bank/percussion/sizzle_cymbal.asp   (582 words)

  
 Bob's Cymbal Article
Later he also begins producing cymbals, and in 1623 establishes the first Turkish cymbal factory when his son Avedis I discovers a method for making a special bronze alloy of 80% copper and 20% tin.
Cymbals at this time are made primarily for use by the military – particularly in the bands, called mehter, associated with the Turkish sultan’s personal guards, known as janissaries.* Mehter bands remain in existence until the official disbanding of the Corps of Janissaries in 1826.
Although directions, without notation, for cymbals to be used in triumphal processions and other staged pageantry are found in opera scores as early as 1680, the first notated use of cymbals in European orchestral music is in Gluck’s opera La Rencontre imprévue (1764).
www.nexuspercussion.com /BobCymbal.html   (1286 words)

  
 Cymbals, Cymbals, Cymbals
The flat ride cymbal, that is, a cymbal without a bell on it, is used effectively for contemporary straight eighth note tunes and Brazilian beats, but is not as good for swing tunes.
Do not use a ride cymbal as a suspended cymbal for concert band or orchestra use for it is too thick for soft rolls and the sound won’t “blossom” if played in a crash cymbal situation.
Splash cymbals are used in special concert situations and also if you want your jazz drummer to have a crash sound from the very early swing era.
www.kjos.com /band/band_news/band_news_cymbals.html   (1192 words)

  
 Splash cymbal Information
A splash cymbal is a small cymbal used for an accent in a drum kit.
Splash cymbals and china cymbals are the main types of effects cymbals.
Another use of a splash cymbal is to mount it stacked with a larger cymbal, that is the two are mounted between a single set of felts with a large part of the smaller top cymbal in contact with the other.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Splash_cymbal   (300 words)

  
 Cymbal Facts, Theories, and Myths #8 - Cymbalholic Forums
A bad cymbal may sound passable under a trained hand, and with the music playing and all the variables that come into acoustics (moreso in a live situation), I could see many cymbals not necessarily sounding 'bad' to the average listener.
Maybe the physical characteristic of a cymbal is "most important" if the cymbal is a zbt and you are comparing the sound perceived by the listener to that of a Fo602 medium flat ride.
IMO the listener never perceives an isolated cymbal sound but always a performance of which it is a part (with the possible exception of cymbalholics and the likes and cymbal presentations that are intently devoid of expression like on manufacturer's web sites).
www.cymbalholic.com /forums/showthread.php?t=15379   (1724 words)

  
 generationx
MEINL's Generation X series cymbals offer contemporary and modern sounds which were designed in cooperation with some of today's most remarkable drummers.
An adjustable sustain is possible by using the wing nut of the cymbal stand.
By stacking cymbals, radical sounds are achieved which reflect the drummers creativity and open mind.
www.cymbalismmusic.com /generationx.html   (752 words)

  
 MMD Archives: Amplifying a Crash Cymbal
As an aside I should remark that the amount of crash cymbal perforation cut into 165 rolls varied a lot over the years, dependent somewhat, I suppose, on the type of music, but more (it seems to me) simply on who was doing the arranging.
Mike Kitner mounted the crash cymbal on Bill Black's 165, when he rebuilt it, directly on the side of the case near the snare drum, on a vertical plane, with a beautifully long beater that operates without the positive or negative effect of gravity.
The original Wurlitzer crash cymbal had also cracked years ago from use and was replaced by the current one.
mmd.foxtail.com /Archives/Digests/199809/1998.09.19.04.html   (881 words)

  
 Adjustable two layer cymbal structure - Patent 6417434
In general, the copper cymbal frame is installed with a lower copper cymbal support for supporting an lower copper cymbal and an upper copper cymbal support for supporting an upper copper cymbal.
Another object of the present invention is to provide an adjustable two layer cymbal structure, wherein the supporting pillar is tightly fastened to the cross section of the positioning rod cover and a further connecting rod is further added so that various ways for installing copper cymbals are provided.
The prior art copper cymbal (2) can be taken down, and the connecting cover (40), aspect adjuster (50), and the set of angle adjusting seat (60) are installed to a prior art copper cymbal frame (1).
www.freepatentsonline.com /6417434.html   (1789 words)

  
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The cymbal was placed on the stand, and an accelerometer was placed on the cymbal approximately one inch from the outer rim.
The cymbal was struck lightly, and a frequency spectrum was obtained.
The cymbal was meshed with 2D axisymmetric PLANE42 elements and the air within the room was meshed with 2D acoustic FLUID29 elements with material properties of air at atmospheric pressure.
www.louisville.edu /~btwest01/Report_final.doc   (2687 words)

  
 Individual Cymbal Pads | Sweetwater.com
If you're looking for individual cymbal pads you can depend on, you've come to the right place.
Dual-zone Electronic Cymbal Pad for Yamaha DS Electronic Drum Kit Yamaha Dual Zone Electronic Cymbal Pad for the DS electronic drum kit.
The shape and size of acoustic cymbals, the V-Cymbals simulate the give of playing "real" cymbals (even the hi-hat) while giving you the wealth of realistic sounds and effects you look for in electronic percussion.
www.sweetwater.com /c642--Individual_Cymbal_Pads   (683 words)

  
 The Cymbal Types Explained
The cymbals can then be closed together or opened in a variety of ways to change the sound when hit.
While the hi hat and ride have stayed close to their roots, the crash cymbal family has grown so large that it will best to be presented in categories.
A standard cymbal stand is fine for mounting splashes but specialized boom arms are preferred by many drummers to conserve space and improve positioning.
www.drumjunction.com /cymbal_types.html   (1148 words)

  
 eBay Guides - Cymbals - the voice of your drum set
That said, it is lots of fun to have a bunch of cymbals to hit, and other great drummers tons of cymbals on their drum set.
The cymbal you loved in the store may end up being the cymbal you hate, because you are playing with a different stick.
Cymbals can sound much different to the person playing than to the person who is listening.
reviews.ebay.com /Cymbals-the-quot-voice-quot-of-your-drum-set_W0QQugidZ10000000000841727   (1486 words)

  
 Johnny Cymbal MP3 Downloads - Johnny Cymbal Music Downloads - Johnny Cymbal Music Videos
At 17, MGM Records signed Cymbal and shuttled him to Nashville, where he cut two singles that flopped, ending the brief association.
Labels gave Cymbal shots because he hit once and could write and produce (if necessary); five tool recording artists were rare in the '60s.
Cymbal became Taurus in 1969 on Tower Records, and later Brother John on A&M. The recordings didn't sell well and Cymbal hooked up with Cynthia Clinger and waxed duets as Cymbal and Clinger.
www.mp3.com /johnny-cymbal/artists/19979/biography.html   (454 words)

  
 Smartrigger CYT-1 electronic cymbal trigger launched at winter NAMM 2004
The CYT-1 mounts on the cymbal stand, not the cymbal, allowing any striking surface to be used as a cymbal trigger.
The trigger is center mounted, hitting the bell of the ride cymbal produces a louder hit than an edge hit, producing the bell sound at the bell of the cymbal for more natural playing.
The CYT-1 is mounted on the cymbal stand and connected to your drum module via a patch cable.
www.pro-music-news.com /html/05/e40119sm.htm   (254 words)

  
 Music Trades: Why the cymbal market exploded.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cymbals represent something of a paradox: simple, yet complex; primitive, yet sophisticated.
Cymbals may not have pitch, but they produce enormously complex and varied tonal colors.
In the hands of a skilled player, an individual cymbal is capable of an enourmous range of sounds.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:8198443&refid=holomed_1   (203 words)

  
 Perfect Cymbal Setup
On cymbals, this is important because where one strikes the cymbal greatly influences the sound.
Be careful you do not pick cymbals from different rooms or areas without having heard your current cymbals in the same or similar acoustic environment.
Many seasoned pro's will seek out used cymbals for just this reason, they want the mellowed tone as it takes all the guess work out of what you'll end up with.
home.earthlink.net /~prof.sound/id11.html   (977 words)

  
 Acoustic Drum and Cymbal Samples: Groove Construction Kits
With five fully-sampled studio drum kits kits and nearly 900 (595 MB) individual drum and cymbal hits, Beta Monkey’s Groove Construction Kits is a comprehensive collection of acoustic drum and cymbal samples created with some of the most-known and sought-after drum sets and cymbal lines.
Cymbals, cymbal swells, and percussive block also unique to this construction set.
These will allow a great variety of cymbal sounds (8 different cymbals recorded) as well as cymbal attacks (soft, medium, hard hits as well as different attacks of the stick on the bells, shoulders, and other cymbal locations).
www.betamonkeymusic.com /Sample.html   (739 words)

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