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Tambourine - Single beats

There are several ways to play single beats.

Usually the player strikes the head with the middle finger supported by the thumb (only rarely is the index finger or other fingers used). The knuckles or the palm of the hand may also be used. For particularly hard beats the head is struck against an elbow or a knee. Pianissimo tones can be achieved by carefully striking the edge of the head with the fingertips.