Thursday, 13 September 2012

Christian - Cymbals

Cymbals are basically two thin pieces of metal that you smack together. It makes a beautiful sound. Cymbals have two leather straps that you can put your four fingers in. This helps to smash the two pieces of metal together.

A common place were cymbals are used is in a band usually marching bands. Cymbals sometimes lead the band at marching. A cymbal is part of the percussion family, there are all sorts of cymbals like the suspended cymbal, which is a part of a drum kit, The percussion instruments include the timpani, snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, gong, cymbals, and lots of smaller percussion instruments.

Also cymbals can be played in different volume and different ways, like you can jump and play the cymbals and play the cymbals loud(or soft). Cymbals are usually bronze or gold, also the leather strap is usually brown. Cymbals can come in all sorts of sizes depending on what you want.

Cymbals are really cool and it is fun to play. Another cool thing about cymbals is that you do not need chords, you can just pick them up then smack them together.

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