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Marching Cymbal Technique: Short Course

by Jim Campbell

Lesson Category: Zildjian Marching Band & Drum Corps Lessons
Skill Levels: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

With the wide selection of tonal colors available from Zildjian, even the cymbal section of your marching band or corps can provide an exciting cadence! Short Course provides your cymbal section with an opportunity to expand its repertoire of cymbal techniques and gives the section a groove that can showcase its talent.

The notation guide illustrates seven extended crash techniques for marching percussion including:

SPLASH CRASH:

A full, short crash with a sound like a splash cymbal. Muffle with upper body immediately after impact.

SMASH CRASH:

A noisy, short crash in which the plates clap together to muffle the sound. Overlap plates to avoid creating an air pocket.

SIZZLE CRASH:

A sustained sizzle sound is created when the plates remain together after impact and slowly separate. Play in a horizontal position for maximum vibration.

TAP CRASH:

A light "ping" sound is created when the plates tap each other at a right angle.

HIHAT CHOKE:

This drumset effect provides an effective "chick" sound when the plates are held horizontal and pivoted against the body.

SWISH / SCRAPE:

Creates a sustained shimmer when the edge of one plate scrapes the grooves of the other.

FUSION CRASH:

Two quick, rhythmic motions create a subtle crash followed by a tight, muffled choke - similar to a fusion drumset effect with the hi-hat.

EXTENDED CRASH TECHNIQUES FOR MARCHING PERCUSSION EXCERISE:

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