How to play the cymbal

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When playing, the cymbal holding and playing techniques are the same as the cymbal, and the sound is crisp and bright. It is often used in Buddhist and Taoist music and entertainment and publicity activities. It is also an important rhythm instrument in Henan Opera, Peking Opera, Jin Opera, Tibetan Opera and other operas, Hebei blowing songs, Shifan gongs and drums, Fuzhou Pingyan, Fujian Nanyin, Chaozhou gongs and drums and other instrumental ensembles and dance accompaniment. In the band, it is often combined with gongs, cymbals, and drums to strike the board and eyes for the melody.
How to play the cymbal
When the cymbal is played, the most common one is that the player holds a cymbal in each hand and strikes each other to make a sound. There are also single-pieces for playing: hitting the edge of the cymbal with a small hammer or chopsticks or a wooden stick can produce very different sound effects, and is used for folk bands and rap accompaniments. For example, Fuzhou Pinghua, which is popular in Fujian and Taiwan, is played with a single cymbal. The singer holds the cymbal in his right hand, puts a magnetic ring on his thumb, hits the edge of the cymbal to make a sound, and hits the cymbal with a stick or chopsticks in his left hand. to perform. The lotus leaf, a popular song in Sichuan, is also played with a single cymbal.
How to play the cymbal
There are several ways to play a cymbal:
Flat strike: The two cymbals are facing each other (it can be opened to dance after knocking), and the sound is loud. The flat strike of the big cymbal is often used to enhance the magnificent atmosphere.
Smothering: The two cymbals are not separated immediately after hitting each other, that is, they are joined together to make a short and muffled sound, and the residual sound can be controlled as needed.
Hammering: Hit a single cymbal with a small hammer or chopsticks or a wooden stick.
Grinding: The two cymbals are crossed together to make a "rustling" sound, which is often used to express the sound of water and wind and the restless emotions of the characters.
Side Strike: Two cymbals side-by-side strike, the pronunciation is lighter than flat strike.
Competitive Strike: One side of the cymbal is horizontal, the other side is upright, and the cymbal edge of the upright cymbal is used to strike the center of the horizontal cymbal vertically. The sound is short and sharp.
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The cymbal (pinyin: chǎ) is a Chinese percussion instrument, that is, a small cymbal. Also known as cymbals, hinges, etc. There are two common types of Chinese folk cymbals: brass cymbals and iron cymbals. Because the cymbal is an instrument with no fixed pitch, generally speaking, the sound of the small cymbal is the highest, followed by the middle cymbal, and the sound of the large cymbal is the lowest.