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Tambourine - Notation

Modern notation

Since the 20th century the tambourine part has been written on a single line with no clef. This type of notation became standard because drums have no definite pitch.

Single beats are written with a short note value, often as an eighth note.

Historical notation

In older works the tambourine part is notated either as a C5 in treble clef or in bass clef as a C3.