What is Tambourine?
The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called “zills”.
Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head.
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What materials do you need to make a tambourine?
- paper or plastic plate.
- yarn or string.
- bells or beads.
- hole punch.
- stickers or markers to decorate the plate (optional)
How many cymbals does a tambourine have?
In these slots pairs of cymbals (from five to seventeen in number, ranging in diameter from 1.7 inches to 3.6 inches) are mounted, held loosely in place by a vertical pin. The tambourine is held and can be sounded in a variety of ways.
What does a tambourine symbolize?
The tambourine was used for a variety of different reasons including praise, joy, gladness, rejoicing, triumph, singing, warfare, victory, celebration, processionals, welcoming etc. It was definitely an instrument of praise and warfare, often leading armies into battle.