Posts Tagged: cymbals

Cymbal Advice

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  In April, 2023 I received an email from the Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza asking for some advice about the cymbal part in Debussy’s La mer. Jordan’s questions and my reply are below.     Dear Bob, I’m a young Canadian conductor working mostly in Europe. I’m studying La mer for concerts in Dortmund… Read more »

What to Listen for in Cymbals

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an interactive discussion/demonstration Presented by Bill Cahn Techniques for Listening : 1. Relax (with a deep breath, body tension released, mind cleared) 2. Do not judge what is heard (whether it’s ‘good’ or ‘bad’, or what it means); set aside any pre-conceptions and biases in order to hear. 3. Notice as much as possible about… Read more »