Author Topic: Are all arab frame drums similar to the classic tambourine?  (Read 946 times)

music_fan_23

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I was wondering, since the mazhar, riq and other types of arab drums are not the regular type of instruments most people talk about, I thought I'd ask here: are they all similar to the classic tambourine?


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Re: Are all arab frame drums similar to the classic tambourine?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 03:26:36 AM »
Well, yes and no.
The tambourine doesn't have a skin, it's just a "circle" equipped with cymbals. You shake it and you have music. A frame drum is, in fact, a drum! :)