Suspended cymbal - Notation
As a rule notation for the suspended cymbal is written on a single line. Other notation possibilities are:
– together with the bass drum on the staff with no clef;
– together with the bass drum and other percussion instruments (triangle, tom-tom) on the staff with no clef
The score must always make it clear whether the composer requires a pair of cymbals, or suspended (Turkish or Chinese) cymbals. The decay time should also be indicated.
In jazz, rock and pop music suspended cymbals of all kinds are always notated together with the bass drum, snare drum, tom-toms etc. in a special clef.