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tar (drum)

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    • found: Work cat.: El Din, H. Lily of the Nile [SR] p1990:insert (The Tar ... is a wood-framed single-headed drum, covered with goatskin, and similar in shape, size, and form to the tambourine, but without the metal disks ... Originating probably in Pharaonic Egypt ... the Tar is traditionally played with the bare hands)
    • found: Grove Music Online, viewed Feb. 12, 2007(Bedouin music>Frame drums (tār, bandīr) of different sizes are used in some Bedouin music)
    • found: Drum Journey website, Feb. 12, 2007(Frame Drums by N. Scott Robinson>The Egyptian tar - not to be confused with the tar used in Persian music, which is a lute - is a circular frame drum found in Arabic music traditions throughout North Africa. It ranges from 12" to 16" (30 cm to 40 cm) in diameter, and is held in the Oriental grip (tar and bendir are often used interchangeably in Arabic culture))
    • found: Encyc. Brit. online, viewed Feb. 12, 2007(Tambourine: Varieties include the duff (also a generic word for such drums), bandir, tar, and da'irah) Islamic Arts: a variety of tambourines, or frame drums, which all fall under the generic name duff. These include the North African ghirbal and bendir, instruments that have a number of "snares" across the skin and are used for folk dances; and the da'irah, or tar, with jingling plates or rings set in the frame)
    • notfound: Encyc. Brit.
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