The difference between cymbals and cymbals in ethnic musical instruments

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Cymbals and cymbals are not the same musical instrument, and their origins, shapes, and performances are very different.

Origin of cymbals and cymbals

Cymbals: Cymbals originated in West Asia, first in Egypt and Syria, and later in ancient countries such as Persia and Rome; in the East, they were first seen in India, and then in Central Asia. According to the "Book of Northern Emperor. Shenwu Ji" records: cymbals are about Around 350 AD, it was introduced into the Central Plains of my country with "Tianzhu Music".
Cymbal: The cymbal is a Chinese musical instrument derived from the cymbal. Legend has it that in the "Fan King Pressing Music" painted by the Song Dynasty, there is an image of him accompanying the dance of the Hu people, which can be seen for a long time.

The difference between cymbals and cymbals in ethnic musical instruments

Cymbal and Cymbal Shapes

Cymbal: A round copper percussion instrument with two round copper pieces, the center of which is bulged into a hemisphere, with a hole in the center, which can be held through silk strips, etc., and the two pieces strike each other for sound.
Cymbal: Made of brass, bowl-shaped, the appearance is very similar to the cymbal, and the cymbal body is generally smaller, so the folks call the small cymbal as the cymbal. The cymbal surface is relatively flat, slightly thinner than the cymbal, slightly thicker than the cymbal, and the bowl in the middle has a small round top. Usually the diameter of the noodles is 12 cm to 20 cm, the diameter of the bowl is 2/5 of the diameter of the noodles, the height of the bowl is 1.5 cm to 2.5 cm, the top of the bowl is drilled with silk cloth, and both sides are a pair.

The difference between cymbals and cymbals in ethnic musical instruments

Different occasions

Cymbals: not only used in national music, local drama, wind and drum music and gongs and drums, but also widely used in folk songs and dances, entertainment and publicity activities of all ethnic groups.
Cymbals: commonly used in Buddhist and Taoist music and entertainment and publicity activities. It is also an important rhythm instrument in Tibetan Opera, Peking Opera, Henan Opera, Jin Opera and other operas, minority folk bands, Hebei blowing songs, Shifan gongs and drums, Fuzhou Pinghua, Fujian Nanyin, Chaozhou gongs and drums and other instrumental ensembles and dance accompaniment.
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Involving musical instruments

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.
The cymbal (pinyin: Bó) is a percussion instrument with no fixed pitch. Bronze, with a bulge in the center, they are made of two round copper plates that strike each other. It is usually played together with gongs and drums to form a gong and drum team. Chinese cymbals also appear in Western music, but their size is usually less than 11 cm.

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