Cymbal Lessons

Playing crash cymbals is much more than banging two 20” plates of metal together and in this series of lessons I walk you through the process to develop your Orchestral and Concert Band Cymbal playing techniques. In these lessons I reference the teachings of my teacher when I attend the New England Conservatory of Music, Frank Epstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Retired.

Frank’s approach to the art of playing cymbals involves a systematic approach to creating the multitudes of sound colors that the cymbals are able to create.

I outline and walk you through the basics so you can practice and become a better cymbal player.

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