Everything you always wanted to know about the history, manufacture, maintenance and use of all varieties and types of cymbals is contained in this extraordinary book with DVD. The special concerns of concert music players, marching band players and drum set players are all addressed and the accompanying DVD demonstrates playing techniques as well as such related issues as the cymbal-making process and the use of cymbals in all kinds of ensemble performances. Also included on the DVD are interviews with celebrated percussionists, who answer questions on topics including performing, teaching, the music business and rehearsal techniques. This book and its companion DVD will be a basic resource for all serious percussionists, no matter what the genres of music they are involved with.
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