Description of Small Egyptian Handmade Wood Tar Drum
Lovers, lovers, it is time to migrate from the world;
the drum of departure is reaching my spirit’s ear from heaven.
This beautiful small Egyptian handmade frame drum is constructed from wood and natural goat skin. It has a pleasant warm sound. It is a very basic tar drum held by the frame with the left hand at the bottom of the drum, pinching the drum between the thumb and forefinger. This allows the middle and ring fingers to be open and free to play counter beats and rolls. This drum has a low bass tone, and medium tones along the rim. It can also be played by wrapping your knuckles around the frame, dragging your hand along the drum head for a low hum, and countless techniques in between.
The tar drum is commonly used in dhikr gatherings, the beat representing the heart and breath.
Details of the Frame Drum with Goatskin Surface
۩ Country of Origin: Egypt
۩ Membrane material: Goat skin
۩ Frame material: Wood
۩ Diameter (mm): 380 mm
۩ Width (mm): 73 mm
۩ Craftsmanship: Commissioned to a master traditional percussion maker
۩ SKU: AMU-0101-380x073-01
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