reverse cymbal in symphony notation???

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scorn
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Post by scorn » Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:50 am

hi there
i heard a lot from this reverse cymbal and it's pretty beautiful when you hear that
better than the normal roll , but in symphony who actually wrote that??
i think noone , so i guess that if i write a symphony there is no way i can write that
and finale btw has no notation for this kind of sound right?

thanks for your ideas


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motet
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Post by motet » Thu Mar 30, 2023 9:08 pm

Is it a recording of a cymbal crash played backwards? An orchestra percussionist would need to play the recording.

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Post by scorn » Fri Mar 31, 2023 2:57 pm

ok so no way i can write that in a symphony
and i guess finale can't write it either?
thanks

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Post by johnmouse » Sat Apr 01, 2023 9:44 am

It can only be noted to play a recording. It's physically impossible to play a cymbal roll in reverse, hence there is no notation for it.

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Post by scorn » Sat Apr 01, 2023 11:31 am

ok but in the end the sound of it is really amazing , i used it for my symphony
you can hear it there
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWp2Ci ... arlesbacci
about 10 seconds after the beginning of the video
thanks though for the tips

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Post by motet » Sat Apr 01, 2023 4:06 pm

I think the Beatles used it!

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