MATT HALPERN – How To Hit Your Cymbals CORRECTLY, Without Breaking Them

Periphery drummer Matt Halpern and his signature V-neck had some great advice for up-and-coming drummers on how to preserve your cymbals while still getting the sound you want out of them. This is sound advice for any drummer, but especially one who doesn’t have $1000+ to spend gradually replacing every cymbal on their kit as they slowly break each one in turn. I’ve seen it before – a full rack of destroyed cymbals, just suspended daggers waiting for someone to trip and lose an eye.

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So let safety inspector Halpern help you prevent a tragedy by practicing good cymbal technique!

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