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. 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.

Tambourine
Percussion instrument
Other namesRiq, Buben
Classification Hand percussion
Hornbostel–Sachs classification112.122(+211.311, with drumhead)
(Indirectly struck idiophone, sometimes including struck membranophone)
Related instruments
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.