How to Play Drum Cymbals Quietly

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Play drum cymbals on a drum set quietly; learn how with expert tips from our drummer in this free drum tutorial video on percussion instruments and music theory.

Part of the Video Series: Band Drum Lessons: Part 3
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Okay, in this segment, I'm going to do another beat that relies heavily on dynamics. It's going to start off very simple, very kind of quiet. And again, I'm just emphasizing dynamic because it's so important. Some songs call for the drums, they just come pounding in hammering away right away which has its' place and time and I do it a lot, but if you invest in putting a lot of dynamics into your beats, it really gets the energy into it, it builds a lot of energy and it really gets the audience really involved. So this beat is just an example of how to start off very simple and then just keep adding things onto it. So here's an example of a dynamic starting off really soft and then just adding things.

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