Cymbals are an essential part of any drummer’s kit. They allow the drummer to create the sound of different instruments. If you are just starting, you will probably need to read about the different types of cymbals that are available.
“You can bring out the best in instruments by learning to play them properly. Take, for instance, cymbals. These are an important part of any drummer’s kit arsenal because they can be used to create the most interesting sounds. Yet, there are few things truer than the fact that there are different types of cymbals out there, each with its unique sound. Today, we’ll go over the types of cymbals and talk about how to play each one correctly.”
Cymbals and drums are sometimes used to signal to other humans, but more often than not, they are used for their particular purposes. Here are some of the most common types of cymbals and drums found in the world today.
Types of Cymbals:
- Ride cymbal — The ride cymbal is a commonly used percussion instrument, but unfortunately, it’s made from a very strange type of wood. The wood’s strange properties make it tough to produce clear, resonant tones. But with some effort, you can make yourself some cymbals that ring like bells, even when you play them at a high volume.
- Crash cymbal — The crash cymbal is a widely used percussion instrument in a wide variety of musical genres. There are many types of crash cymbals, including the signature Chinese version used in Chinese music.
- Hi–Hat cymbals — Hi-hats are very popular in the drumming world. Due to their size, visibility, volume, and distinctive sound, they are one of the most important elements of the drummer’s arsenal.
- Splash cymbals — Splash cymbals, also known as splash chimes, Chinese chimes, and gong bells, are some of the most widely used and popular cymbals used in music. They are often used together with the water drum. They are often made from bronze or brass and are typically mounted on a base plate.
Types of Drums:
- Snare Drum — The snare drum is the foundational sound for all drums, so it is used to build up the rest of the drum kit. It also plays a key role in the basic drum pattern of many styles throughout the world.
- Bass Drum — The bass drum is one of the most complicated instruments in the drum set. It is the main component of the bass drum set, and, together with the bass drum, it makes up the two main components of the drum set. It is the thickest, heaviest, and most important of the four main drums.
- Toms — The Toms Drum is a drum that is designed to be held in one hand and struck with the other. It was designed by Tom Igoe, a performance and percussionist and an instructor at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
- Conga — Conga Drum, a drum set that brings the fun of Latin music to your living room or backyard. While the origins of the conga drum are a bit hazy, a large, heavy drum with a shallow bowl is known to have been used by the Spanish Conquistadors to accompany their music.
- Djembe — The djembe is a West African drum made from a hollowed-out gourd. It is a hand drum, a small, rectangular drum with a flattened bowl. It is played with a pair of sticks, called a tipa and a kolo, and produces a deep, complex sound. The djembe drum is played by striking its surface with sticks.
- Bongo — A bongo is a percussion instrument consisting of two drums, one with a convex head, the other with a concave head. The bongo is made of gourd, with either a metal or plastic hoop stretched across the top of each drum, with a membrane stretched across each hoop.
The drums and cymbals we play and learn today are not the same as those we played and learned 50 years ago. The changes that have taken place in the last 50 years include the development of new materials and the introduction of new techniques, such as the use of electronic triggers, which have made it possible for drummers to play faster and with greater accuracy than ever before.