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.Read More