Extended techniques for the orchestral cymbalist

This article was presented at Pasic 2018 and discusses the idea of extended techinique for the orchestral cymbalist. All of the techniques can be found in a book I have written, entitled: “Cymbalisms-A Complete Guide For The Orchestral Cymbal Player.

Having the good fortune of playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 43 years, it is with some pleasure that I can pass on some of the things I have learned. Much of what I learned is due to the flexibility offered by a music director (in this case Seiji Ozawa), the amazing supportive acoustics of Symphony Hall and the wonderful orchestra that the BSO is.

Having the Zildjian company within a half hour drive from Symphony Hall, the wonderful people there including the Zildjian family themselves and having their support over the years is another important ingredient.

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