Lend a hand to the beat, add pop and shimmer to almost any style of music. Easy to pick up and learn for any level of player, the tambourine is a staple of any performance.
There are numerous ways to play the tambourine, from stroking and shaking the jingles to striking it sharply with hand or stick or using the tambourine to strike the leg or hip. An advanced technique known as a tambourine roll (link to yt vid) can be performed by running your thumb gently around the outside edge of the tambourine head, creating a shimmering sound with the jingles. Tambourines can be employed by vocalists to add to the band’s sound and enhance their stage presence, or used on their own for solo rhythmic performances, or as a basic percussion tool for acoustic performances.
Durable hardwood shell for extended life and superior sound quality
Traditional 8” Diameter Head
Pre-tuned synthetic head for crisp performance
Plated jingles provide exceptional timbre
While the tambourine has been around since ancient times, the instrument enjoyed a revival in the 1960s by folk and country groups, and found their way into the popular consciousness. Many male and female vocalists of various genres are known to use the tambourine as an accessory to their stage performances.