Cymbals are a percussion musical instrument with a rich history. The first analogs of the instrument could appear in the Bronze Age in the countries of the Far East – China, Japan and Indonesia. Chinese cymbals had a cone-shaped bell with a bend in the form of a ring along the outer radius. The bell performed the function of handles, holding onto which the musician beat the cymbals against each other. All this was reminiscent of the playing of modern orchestral cymbals.
- Medium size – 5″ With wood knobs
- Played like marching cymbals or individually
- Pair of wooden mallets included
- Includes sing-n-play songs and activity card
- Certified for ages 3 and up
In the XIII-XIV centuries, Chinese plates in the process of trade relations were brought by Turkish merchants to the territory of the Ottoman Empire. It was in Turkey that cymbals underwent significant changes, changed their shape and became a separate type – “Turkish” or “Western” cymbals. The modern shape of the “western” cymbals was finally established at the beginning of the 19th century, and since then has not changed significantly.
Cymbals have found active use in combat marches, first by units of the Turkish army, and then in European military music. Over time, they began to be used in symphony orchestras. In the beginning in the scores of Gluck, and then in the symphonies of Haydn and Mozart.
Now there are 3 basic types of this musical instrument: paired – strikes of cymbals against each other, finger – strikes with sticks and mallets and hanging cymbals – strikes with a bow. Modern musical cymbals are shaped like a convex disc. As a rule, they are made from 4 main alloys: brass, nickel silver, forging and bell bronze. There are more than 10 cymbal manufacturers in the world.
- The cymbals can produce a great nice percussive sound, help improving kid’s sense of rhythm and beats.
- It can also exercise kid’s coordinative ability of eyes and hands.
- Each cymbal is approx 5.9 inch in diameter, perfect size and light weight for kid’s little hands.
- With finger rope for easy holding and using.
- Made of high quality and eco-friendly material.
The history of cymbals goes back many centuries. During this time, a lot has changed in the structure and sound of the instrument, one thing remains constant – the interest of the public. Modern people need to remember that even an ordinary plate and a little ingenuity can bring vivid emotions and peace of mind into this restless stressful world.