Thursday, September 23, 2010

Basic Tambourine Taps You Should Know

1.Tap – It is where you used your left three middle portion fingers to strike the tambourine. These involve the index, the middle finger and the ring finger to tap the tambourine, be it forceful or gentle it depends on the type of pattern you are using.

2.Rock- It is moving the tambourine on an upward-downward position but still using the tap mode on number 1.

3.Swivel- The movements of the tambourine where in you need to shake it as you move from one point to another.

4.Twist and Turn- Twisting the tambourine as you can see that the membrane is changing in directions, self explanatory I guess.

5.Loop- Creating a motion-like loop as you move your tambourine. Be it with a tap or not as long as you follow what the pattern requests. This movement is pretty obvious when you loop your tambourine and your ribbon draws a loop hole.

6.Check- From the word itself Check, you are just marking a check-like position using your tambourine. It can be a movement which can start from a check down to a check up and you can also use both hands to draw the check on certain tambourine patterns.

7.Shake- Shake is the easiest thing you can do even with eyes closed. It is just simply shaking your tambourine in a short or longer period depending on the execution of patterns.

8.Zip- This is where you use your thumb to slide inwardly the tambourine membrane. When I talk about zip, it means to glide and not to use too much force or else you will just make a big hole in your tambourine’s membrane. Remember that the membrane of the tambourine is the most important part that you should take care of.

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