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Guide to Cymbals: 6 Common Types of Cymbals

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

There are many different types of cymbals, each of which produces a different tone: A hi-hat sounds radically different than a ride cymbal, and China cymbals are distinct from Turkish cymbal sets. Learn to recognize and distinguish different types of cymbals.