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A sizzle cymbal is a cymbal to which rivets, chains or other rattles have been added to modify the sound. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells A bass drum is a large Drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch. A floor tom is a double-headed tom-tom Drum which usually stands on the floor on three legs The snare drum is a Drum with strands of snares made of curled metal wire metal cable plastic cable or gut cords stretched across the a drumhead typically A tom-tom (not to be confused with a Tamtam) is a cylindrical Drum with no snare. A hi-hat, or hihat, is a type of Cymbal and stand used as a typical part of a Drum kit by percussionists in R&B, hip-hop, Disco 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. A ride cymbal is a type of Cymbal that is a standard part of most Drum kits Its function is to maintain a steady Rhythmic pattern sometimes called a In western Music, china type Cymbals are cymbals manufactured to produce a dark crisp trashy and explosive tone A splash cymbal is a small Cymbal used for an accent in a Drum kit. The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic Ride cymbals originally developed as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian This article is about the Musical instrument. See Woodblock for other meanings of the term The tambourine or Marine is a Musical instrument of the percussion family consisting of a frame often of wood or plastic with pairs of small metal jingles Rototoms are Drums which have no shell They consist of a single head in a die-cast zinc or aluminum frame Octoban Drums also known as tube toms and quarter toms are tom-toms grouped in melodically-tuned sets of eight hence the reference to Octave, from octo Drum hardware refers to equipment and parts often metal used to build or play a drum or drum kit Cymbals are a modern percussion instrument Cymbals consist of thin normally round plates of various Cymbal alloys; see Cymbal making for a discussion of their
These rattles have two main effects on the tone of the cymbal:
Both effects have musical uses, and can also be used to mask unwanted overtones in cymbals of lesser quality. However the best results are still generally obtained with high quality cymbals.
The most common form of sizzle cymbal used in a drum kit is a large ride cymbal with a number of rivets loosely fitted but captive in holes spaced evenly around the cymbal close to the rim. A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells A ride cymbal is a type of Cymbal that is a standard part of most Drum kits Its function is to maintain a steady Rhythmic pattern sometimes called a A rivet is a mechanical Fastener. Before it is installed it consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end This might be called the traditional pattern sizzle cymbal. The loose fit allows the rivets to rattle in the holes. Swish and to a lesser extent pang cymbals with rivets installed in this way were heavily used as main ride cymbals in the swing band era. The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic Ride cymbals originally developed as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian The swish cymbal and the pang cymbal are exotic Ride cymbals originally developed as part of the collaboration between Gene Krupa and the Avedis Zildjian Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of Jazz music that developed in the early 1930s and had solidified as a distinctive style by 1935 in the United Many early rock music drummers, such as Ringo Starr, used a secondary ride cymbal with rivets, normally a ride cymbal thinner than the main ride and ideally one size larger. Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Ringo Starr, MBE (born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940 is an English Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Actor This was used for variety, to back a lead break or to give extra tone colour to the whole of faster songs.
Many other rivet patterns have been tried, but the only one to have gained much following is a single cluster of three rivets close together in an arc close and parallel to the rim. This gained popularity in some genres during the late 1980s and early 1990s and was predicted to replace the traditional pattern, but the traditional pattern has remained more popular overall. Bottom hi-hats, crash cymbals, splash cymbals and even bell splashes have been fitted with rivets.
Some cymbal makers claim that if the rivets are removed from a sizzle cymbal its previous tone will be restored, despite the fact that this leaves small holes in the cymbal. Whether this is entirely true is controversial, with a result that the value of a cymbal is generally reduced by rivet holes. However it is also true that many classic cymbals from which rivets have been removed have excellent sounds despite the holes.
In order to produce a sizzle sound without the need to bore holes in the cymbal, sizzler' may be used. There are two main patterns:
When a sizzle cymbal is required in an orchestra, most often a chain sizzler is used. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well This allows the finest control and greatest range of tone in the hands of a skilled percussionist, and also allows any cymbal to be used without any permanent effect on its tone, giving still more tonal possibilities.