May 19th, 2016

Raw audio of scraping the horse-hair of a violin bow against the rim of a 14'' cymbal. You can hear some natural resonance at the end of the clip.

This sound is not in the public domain. Please attribute/credit the sound if you use it. If you would prefer to not have to give attribution, then take a look at the attribution-free license.

An example of how you might credit is by putting this in the description/credits:
"Violin Bow on Cymbal, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

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The sound was recorded using a "H1 Zoom V2 recorder" on 7th May 2016.

Note: Audio quality is always better when downloaded.

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    sterlzs 1 year, 8 months ago

    Thanks for the sound. Using this in a collection of bowed cymbals sound for a piece called "When Shirley Speaks" Would like to donate. How do I go about doing that?



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    belly1998 2 years, 1 month ago

    using it for a graduation film. thank you

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    ajinisa 3 years, 3 months ago

    I like how it's labeled magical and sparkling but everyone (including me) is using it for horror

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    tswifft 4 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks very much for this. Using it for a game

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    Rendrag087 6 years, 1 month ago

    Hello - I am going to use this for Shatter Films short film "Sleepless" I will credit. Thank you.


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