Cymbal


Cymbal

High-hat Cymbal

Cymbals produce a dramatic percussive sound when struck; several modes of vibration of the thin metal are excited. Since the vibrational modes of the metal circle are not harmonics, there is a less-definite sense of pitch that that of most orchestral instruments for which the fundamental pitch is reinforced by the missing fundamental effect.

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Percussion instruments

Musical instruments
 
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