Composition: “Cymbalism” is composed as an introduction to cymbals at the elementary school level. Written in 4/4 with one Snare Drum, one Bass Drum, a set of Crash Cymbals, a Suspended Cymbal, and as many Finger Cymbals as you have remaining students it displays the importance of all types of cymbals, especially the Finger Cymbals. Your students will WANT to play the Finger Cymbals.
Difficulty Level: 1
Ensemble: Percussion Ensemble
1. Have a special guest play the Finger Cymbals. They may wish to do push-ups and stretch before they play. :)
2. Have teachers play the Snare and Bass Drum parts to feature students on the Cymbals.
3. Crash Cymbals #15 hold cymbals sideways against chest and open and shut to produce the “choke”.
Other elementary level Percussion Ensemble, Band and Orchestra compositions are available from the “havocgirl” store.
mP3 also available.
All these compositions are my own original work.