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Frame Drums => Riq, Mazhar, bendir, Tar... Lover => Topic started by: music_fan_23 on March 13, 2015, 09:11:59 AM

Title: Are all arab frame drums similar to the classic tambourine?
Post by: music_fan_23 on March 13, 2015, 09:11:59 AM
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?
Title: Re: Are all arab frame drums similar to the classic tambourine?
Post by: D4nnY 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! :)