A tamborim is a small Brazlian frame drum of both Portuguese and African origin that is an important part of Brazil’s samba bateria. A musician strikes the tamborim with some kind of stick and creates a high, sharp tone. Often the musician will use a technique called “virado” in which he or she flips the drum over wile playing a particular pattern, slightly delaying one of the pattern’s tones, adding to the music’s rhythmic syncopation.
KEY GENRES: Samba
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