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Brush Playing

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...An alternative to drumsticks for drumset players are brushes, which generally consist of a fan-shaped arrangement of wire strands attached to a handle. Such brushes were developed around 1912 and were often referred to as ‘flyswatters...

Cymbal

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction One of the most ancient of instruments, dating back some 5,000 years, the cymbal is a round ‘plate’ made of bronze that can be used in pairs, which are crashed together, or mounted individually on a stand and struck...

Rimshot

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In drumming, a rimshot is a stroke that involves striking the rim of the drum and the drumhead simultaneously with the same stick. The resulting sound is generally sharper, brighter and more cutting than that made when the drumhead...

Drum Rudiments

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Often called the ‘building blocks of drumming’ and equated with the scales played on melodic instruments, drum rudiments consist of short rhythmic phrases with specific stickings. Rudiments first developed in the military bands...

Drumroll

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A drumroll consists of a series of strokes played so close together as to simulate a single long tone. Rolls can be ‘closed,’ meaning that the strokes are extremely close together, or ‘open,’ meaning that the individual strokes are more...

Drumset

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction The term ‘drumset’ or ‘drumkit’ refers to a collection of drums and cymbals played by a single performer, generally using all four limbs. A modern drumset typically consists of a bass drum (played with the drummer...