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Starting out in the world of drumming is a daunting task. Cymbal packs are an easy way to introduce yourself to the artistry and get a feel for drumming at its core. For the enthusiast who may want to experiment with a new genre, cymbal sets are a useful tool to see if a gig in heavy metal may be right for you. Full cymbal sets have been used in popular music since the 1950s, each type offers a unique sound that can be incorporated into your favorite music genres. With a full range of tones and crashing capabilities, cymbal sets were used to enhance and produce more elaborate musical arrangements, especially in the 1960s when experimental music was at its peak. When you're listening to your favorite tunes, listen for the consistent hi-hat that keeps the entire song on beat. It's the most classic pair of cymbals and has always been included in a standard drum kit. It is the high end of the percussion section that rings through in virtually all modern music. The ride cymbal brings a subtle sound that pulsates throughout a good rhythm. Most sets include this crucial element for good reason. Maintaining a sustain throughout a silky jazz solo or a garage band's bridge is crucial to the overall sound. Riding through the song, without much fanfare is what makes this cymbal so unique. Crash cymbals on the other hand, are the cherry on top, the accent, the loudest guy at the party. They bust in, make a lasting impression and leave before you know it. It brings the listener back into the moment to celebrate all of the elements of a carefully crafted song. All of these components form a truly accessible and hearty section of your drum kit. Adding in extra crash reminiscent of Bohemian Rhapsody or enjoying a more simplistic hi-hat experiment with a Weezer tune is gift that a full cymbal set brings.
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