Our tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame made of wood with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zills". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants of this instrument may not have a head at all - at Drume Music we only sell tambourines with a drumhead.
Tambourines are often used with regular percussion sets. They can be mounted, for example on a stand as part of a drum kit, or they can be held in the hand and played by tapping or hitting the instrument. Our tamourine comes in a circular shape, even though there are some variants with other shapes.
Our tambourines measure 10 inches of diameter and have 1.8 inches of height. Tambourines are common on Turkish folk music, Greek folk music, Italian folk music, classical music, Persian music, samba, gospel music, pop music, country music, and rock music. The origin of the tambourine is unknown, but it appears in historical writings as early as 1700 BC and was used by ancient musicians in West Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and India.