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I made a diagram for you, showing the bell, the bow, and the rim.
As @Meaningful Username pointed out, the ride is usually heavier than the crash. It is also typically larger than the crash (ride usually 20 inches in diameter and crash mostly 14 to 18 inches). If you hit the center region of a ride, it produces a bell-like sound.
More often than not the word "crash" or "ride" is printed somewhere on the cymbal in question. A ride usually is thicker and heavier than a crash.
Hit both the cymbals once . The "Crash Cymbal" should produce a loud, sharp "crash" The "Ride Cymbal" should produce a sustained, shimmering sound Sample of Crash Cymbal sound Sample of Ride Cymbal sound
Test :) Yes it's obvious but it's often forgotten. You have to play on something you like and you are comfortable with. And by you like, I mean anything that is important to you : it will be the sound of course but also the the look, the size, etc... As Simon said, the motivation and the passion are the most important points in learning. It could be ...
A little advice: not all cheap drums are crap, Pearl (for example) have some great shell even on the low-end kits. In this case you get some cheap drum heads that you need to change asap in order to get a very good sound. I've played on a few Export Series drumkit (400€ worth) with good Evans drum heads (i dont actually remember which) and they sound ...
One thing I would ask is whether you intend to take formal lessons or experiment yourself. If you are planning on taking formal lessons I would get in touch with a teacher first, for two reasons. Firstly, your teacher may start you off on a practice pad to work on basic technique. A practice pad is invaluable in my opinion and something I still use in my ...
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