The size of the shell and type of jingles of medieval and renaissance tambourines
varied widely. These tambourines are designed to sound good as solo instruments or with
Middle Eastern model : Five sets of
double-row jingles made of brass. This instrument is made to be played in the historic
hand-drumming style, such as is found in the Middle East today. A beveled rim assists achieving a variety of contrasting sounds. This
instrument is lighter than what is used by many contemporary Arabic percussionists.
Diameter 8" ; Height 2 3/8" (also available in 2 1/8" height). Available in
Goatskin or Fishskin.
"Single Jingle" model: The same as
ones pictured except that it has only one set of double-row jingles, something like the
Indian kinjira. This instrument can be considered a hybrid hand drum/tambourine: Though
less bright in tone quality than the regular tambourine, it gets fuller-sounding dum, edge
and slap sounds. Diameter 8"; Height 2 3/8".
||Collegium model: This instrument is based on a Leedy
tambourine made earlier this century. Nine pairs of jingles in a single row, made of
either German silver or brass. It is designed to be hit the modern way (knuckles or tips
of the fingers); also good for thumb rolls. Bright, delicate, and articulate sound, very
good for renaissance dances, or in any chamber music situation.
Diameter 8" -
Height 1 3/4".
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