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crash cymbals


A matched pair of cymbals (circular brass plates) that are held by leather straps and hit together to make a loud, metalic crashing sound. They are typically used in concert bandssymphonic bands, and symphony orchestras to provide loud dramatic crashes at high points in the composition, softer crashes to provide a wider spectrum of sounds, or often a constant rhythmic pattern to keep a rhythmic pulse of the composition (as in a march).


See Also

[English] cymbal
[English] suspended cymbal
[English] ride cymbal
[English] hi-hat
[English] sizzle cymbal
[English] splash cymbal


Last Updated: 2016-05-22 15:38:41