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Old 07-19-2005, 04:41 PM
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Red face Cymbal choking

Is there a proper technique for cymbal choking? Up to now, I just kind of do it subconsciously.. i simply hit the cymbal with one hand and then use my other hand to grab it. Just wondering if there is any better way to do it. Anyone?

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Old 07-19-2005, 04:46 PM
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No thats basically it most of the time just grab it with the other hand theres no other way to do it

Old 07-19-2005, 05:21 PM
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I don't really think there is a proper technique.. the way I do it usually, I keep my thumb on top and my forefinger on the bottom.. make sure you don't overdo it as you may drop your stick.. leave enough room to hold the stick

Old 07-19-2005, 05:24 PM
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WEll like everyone said, there's no set rule.. anything goes as long as you don't drop the stick or it doesn't slow you down... so feel free to kick the cymbal stand down, use your mouth, or anything else you can come up with.. =P

Old 07-19-2005, 06:02 PM
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cymbal choking can get really corny and stupid.. don't overuse it.. in terms of technique.. its gonna depend on what youre choking.. if its a heavy ride or thick crash obviously its gonna take more effort than a 6 inch splash.. just use your judgement and try to be gentle at the same time.

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Re: Cymbal choking

I don't love fingerprints getting on my cymbals, so I have conditioned myself to grab the cymbal between my bent middle and index fingers. There's no one agreed upon way to do it, though I'd suggest something like I do if you don't want fingerprints, but, you know, some people like a patina.

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Re: Cymbal choking

Cymbal choke is a way to add an emphases in drumming.

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