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. Tambourines are often used with regular percussion sets. They can be mounted, for example on a stand as part of a drum kit (and played with drum sticks), or they can be held in the hand and played by tapping or hitting the instrument.
|Other names||Riq, Buben|
|Hornbostel–Sachs classification||112.122(+211.311, with drumhead)|
(Indirectly struck idiophone, sometimes including struck membranophone)
|Riq, Buben, Dayereh, Daf, Kanjira, Frame drum|
Tambourines come in many shapes with the most common being circular. It is found in many forms of music: Turkish folk music, Greek folk music, Italian folk music, classical music, Persian music, samba, gospel music, pop music, country music, and rock music.