Cymbal Technique

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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:05 am

Technique has nothing to do with breaking cymbals....Hitting them with a stick does.

Obviously if you only broke one cymbal, I wouldn't go blaming this on technique. Also there are many levels of players out there. There are those of us that actually play like we mean it and those that just tap their drums and then those that don't have a clue and swing full force.

I think alot of it has to do with style of music being played and drum stick size. I've played professionally and talked to many professionals about broken cymbals and I would consider none of us to have poor technique and we all have broken a share of cymbals.
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Post Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:33 pm

I just do what I feel is nesecary. On Chinas, I often hit hard enough to break thick sticks(Vic Firth "Metal" size), but on rides, I generally hit rather light. Splashes take the least of my beatings, and crashes get hit either real hard, or real soft. Hi-hats- depends on song. On slower dark songs, often hard. On speed metal, usually rather light. I haven't broken any yet....although I have bent a hi-hat inside out.
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Post Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:24 am
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