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Differences between types of Chinese cymbals

I am a student percussionist, and the orchestra I am in is performing "Red Plum Capriccio", the Erhu concerto. I am having some difficulty deciphering the difference between the different ...
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Strange cymbals notation in The Free Lance March

I'm currently playing cymbals for the arrangement of The Free Lance March by William D. Revelli with my high school band. However, I'm having trouble interpreting some of the notations in the music. ...
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Hi-hat cymbals' differences

Just had another pair of hi-hat cymbals, and notice that there's one marked 'top' or 'T', the other 'bottom' or 'B'. Is there a difference between the two? What would that be? Is it crucial that they ...
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What is the technique called where you hold a crash cymbal while hitting it?

I used to play in a band with a drummer who used to grab the crash cymbal (before hitting it) with his left hand and strike it hard (on the edge) whilst playing the bass drum. This made a really nice ...
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