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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793519209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793519200
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.5 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very entertaining book and full of information!
chapopot!
It's not mandatory but it does make for nice reading after you've read all the technique books and music books.
H. J. Williams
I really like this book, because I have ongoing cymbalitis.
cymbal freak

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Absense of Form on September 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have to say, this book has taught me more about cymbals than I could ask for. I had always been looking for a book that spoke about cymbals and almost gave up after seeing so many books simply say "hit the cymbal here" or briefly talking about the concept of a cymbal, etc.

This book has opened my eyes to a whole new world. Not only do I now properly know how to pick the right cymbal, I've even learnt about the things that most people would often neglect on their own.... thanks to this book, I no longer walk into music stores and just hit random cymbals in hope for that right sound...

Anyone who is looking to really learn about cymbals, their history, their production process, their uses, and even how many greats place them! is going to get a good heavy dose of information from this book.

Bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BEAT MERCHANT on March 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
Notice 4 out of 5 stars. I like the book, it's chock full of facts and information. If you think you know a lot about cymbals, think again. On an informational level, I have never even heard of a book that goes this far. The only complaints I have are: It needs more color photography throughout, and it

desperately needs to be revised and updated. If you can overlook that glaring omission, I highly reccommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg Sundel on January 9, 2013
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Other than Zildjian's own book on the history of cymbals, Hugo's book is it. His book is fantastic! Everything from where they came from, to how they are made, to how they can be repaired. I'd give this book a 5 star rating, but I feel it needs to be revised. There has been amazing things happening in the cymbal world and Hugo's book stops when it was published. If anything, there should be a book for the last 20 years of cymbal making, maybe Hugo will write another?
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I really like this book, because I have ongoing cymbalitis. The overview of production techniques and materials is really informative, but I think it could have gone farther-the role of rolling in molecular realignment for example and why that is important-more specifics were needed. The role of lathing-even, tight, open or uneven and the effect on sound/overtones was not really addressed by this book. Hammering patterns effects were also not really gone to in depth. I have noticed from my own cymbals (hybrids unlathed and lathed sections and uneven hammering) that these techniques have specific effects on overtones that-I think_could be generalized. I like the book, but it left me hungry for more. I think it is totally worth your while, even though it needs updating.I do not think there is a more comprehesive resource out there at the moment.
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A little outdated, but well worth your time. This book goes into history, set-ups, types, brands, etc..

Hugo definitely didn't go to school for journalism (as some reviewers seem to think is most important), but that doesn't mean this book isn't readable. There is a lot of good information packed in here and there are few books out there that will give you this amount of information. I just wish it came in a smaller book form, but this book will fit nicely with all your drum instruction books if you have some.

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I'm a bass player but new to the world of cymbals. This book has it all, the history, the personalities, the brands and the tech. This book is precious and obviously a labor of love.
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