Music Cymbal - Instruments in This Family

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Cymbal: list of all the most popular musical instruments in this family. Any well-known instrument in the Cymbal instruments family is included along with photos when available. Ride cymbal and não bạt/chập choa are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list (10 items)
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Clash cymbals

Clash cymbals are cymbals played in identical pairs by holding one cymbal in each hand and striking the two together. They are also called hand cymbals, however a hand cymbal can also be a suspended cymbal struck by hand rather than with a beater, and western types are often called crash cymbals; however a crash cymbal is more commonly a medium sized and strongly tapered suspended cymbal struck with a drum stick. ...more on Wikipedia

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A crash cymbal is a type of cymbal that produces a loud, sharp "crash" and is used mainly for occasional accents, as opposed to in ostinato. The term "crash" may have been first used by Zildjian in 1928. They can be mounted on a stand and played with a drum stick, or by hand in pairs. One or two crash cymbals are a standard part of a drum kit. Suspended crash cymbals are also used in bands and orchestras, either played with a drumstick or rolled with a pair of mallets to produce a slower, swelling crash. Sometimes a drummer may hit two different crash cymbals in a kit at the same time to produce a very loud accent, usually in rock music. Although crash cymbals range in thickness from ...more on Wikipedia

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Crotales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cymbal - Instruments in This Family
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Crotales, sometimes called antique cymbals, are percussion instruments consisting of small, tuned bronze or brass disks. Each is about 4 inches in diameter with a flat top surface and a nipple on the base. They are commonly played by being struck with hard mallets. However, they may also be played by striking two disks together in the same manner as finger cymbals, or by bowing. Their sound is rather like a small tuned bell, only with a much brighter sound, and a much longer resonance. Like tuned finger cymbals, crotales are thicker and larger; they also have slight grooves in them which give their sound more sparkle. Modern crotales are arranged chromatically and have a range of up to two ...more on Wikipedia

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Harpy cymbals

Family: Cymbal