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
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: