The Tamborim is a single-headed small drum (about 6") very similar to a tombourine but with no jingles.

Is held with the left hand with the thumb across the ring and the other fingers curled inside the body of the instrument to support and balance it.
The forefinger is used to muffled the sound from inside (open/closed tone) during rhythmic syncopation.

Strike slightly off center using a thin stick with short and powerful strokes for best high pitch sound.

The following rhythms are ment as second part rhythms to
played TOGETHER with the basic tamborim rhythm. The rhythms are written in 3-2 clave:


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