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The beat goes on with our selection of beaters, mallets & strikers. Choose from different weights, sizes, and materials for different sounds.
The Bendir is a traditional instrument of North Africa, more specifically in Morocco. A snare adds to the liveliness of these drums.
The bodhran (properly pronounced bow-rawn, like Cow brawn, with a slight emphasis on the first syllable, is an Irish or Celtic frame drum with a head made from animal or synthetic skin. The drum may be tuned unless the head is fixed.
Synthetic heads on shaman style frame drums.
Deff Frame Drum
The Def or Deff is a Middle Eastern Frame Drum in numerous styles.
Simple shaman style frame drums, Persian Mazhar with jingles, synthetic heads and natural, from 10 to 40 inches in diameter
Frame Drums by REMO
Huge selection of Frame Drums by REMO®
The Kanjira is an ancient percussion instrument that is very popular in South Indian classical musical performances.
The Muzhar is an Arabic style frame drum played like a tar or deff.
Ocean Drums by REMO
The REMO® Ocean Drum re-creates the sound of the sea. These two headed drums come with metal beads inside, which create wonderful sound effects when tilted or shaken.
So called Rain Drums create the sounds of rain and thunder from one drum.
Choose from dozens of sizes, shapes and styles of tambourines.
A tar is a single-headed frame drum. The tar comes from North Africa and the Middle East.
A frame drum is a drum that has a drumhead width greater than its depth. In the Middle East Frame Drums are the musicologist’s term for a class of percussion instruments constructed of a shallow cylindrical frame over which a skin is stretched and may or may not have jingles. Usually the single drumhead is made of rawhide or man-made materials.
Shells are traditionally constructed of bent wood (rosewood, oak, ash etc.) scarf jointed together; plywood and man-made materials are also used. Some frame drums have mechanical tuning and on many the drumhead is stretched and tacked in place. It is the earliest skin drum known to have existed.
Examples are found in many places and cultures. It has been suggested that they were also used to winnow grain. Frame drums are one of the most ancient types of musical instruments. They have a simple structure with strong spiritual and entertaining effects. They are usually round, made of wood with animal skin and sometimes metal rings or plates incorporated into the drum to provide jingle. They have different sizes; the larger drums are played mainly by men in spiritual rituals and medium size drums are played mainly by women.
Frame drums originated in the ancient Middle East, India, and Rome, and reached medieval Europe through Islamic culture. The similarity of the names of frame drums in these regions shows the common history of these drums. At Ethnic Musical Instruments.com we carry a wide array of frame percussion drums including:
, Plenera, Pandereta, Pandero, Ramana, Ravann,
, Thappu, Timbrel, Timpan, Uchiwa.