What does a ride cymbal do?
The ride cymbal is a standard cymbal in most drum kits. It maintains a steady rhythmic pattern, sometimes called a ride pattern, rather than the accent of a crash. The ride can fulfill any function or rhythm the hi-hat does, with the exception of an open and closed sound.
In addition, what size ride cymbal should I get?
Sizes typically range from 14 to 18, and a nice 16 is a good size for starters. A general rule is the thicker the cymbal, the higher the pitch. If you're playing a lot of rock music, a thicker cymbal may withstand the loud crashes better than a thinner cymbal (although the latter has more flexibility).
Meanwhile, which is bigger ride or crash cymbal?
Ride cymbals tend to be larger, and are used to keep the beat or to play a specific rhythmic pattern. They usually give off short, sharp sounds. A crash cymbal, on the other hand, is used mainly as an accent, producing a loud crash or a sustained swelling to add dynamics and expression to your song.
Indeed, why is it called a ride?
It came into Old English as a loanword from Old Norse rijungr, meaning a third part (especially of a county) the original "ridings", in the English counties of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, were in each case a set of three, though once the term was adopted elsewhere it was used for other numbers (cf. farthing).
Similarly, what is a good general size for a pair of crash cymbals?
Crash cymbals most commonly range in size from 16"-22", with a good general pair being 18".
Eventually, do I need 2 crash cymbals?
Depends on the gigs you're playing, but most of the time hats and 2 cymbals, one with a short, sensitive crash and one with a clear ride and bell sound.
Likewise, are bigger cymbals better?
Cymbal size refers to the overall diameter of a cymbal. Larger cymbals generally have more volume, longer sustain and slower response than smaller cymbals. Bigger Cymbals = Increased Volume, Slower response, and Longer Sustain. Smaller Cymbals = Lower Volume, Faster Attack and Faster Decay.
Thereof, how do you tell the difference between a crash and a ride cymbal?
Whereas crash cymbals are typically used for accents, ride cymbals are used to play steady patterns, often in a similar manner to hi-hats. Whereas a crash has a sound that is rich and explosive, rides tend to have a shimmering, sustaining sound.
Then, what are the small cymbals called?
Hi-hat cymbals: Hi-hats are two small cymbals mounted on a stand. The cymbals are opened and closed with a foot pedal or played with sticks. Hi-hats usually come with a standard drum kit.