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4 String Gourd Banjo, Ashborn Parlor Guitar (c.1850), Tambourine, Shakere, Whistle.

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Comment by Paul Draper on October 16, 2017 at 4:31pm
I don't understand.... why call it by an Italian name? Why not "gros tambour de basque" for that matter, or "one big huge tambourine"?
Comment by Al Smitley on October 16, 2017 at 4:39pm

Paul, I bet you know the Chinese name, as well(?)

Comment by Strumelia on October 16, 2017 at 4:45pm

Or why not just call it a frame drum... they've been described and depicted around the world, in all sizes with and without zils, ...since pre-2000 BC.   :D

Comment by Paul Draper on October 16, 2017 at 5:15pm
很大的铃鼓!
Comment by Strumelia on October 16, 2017 at 5:49pm

^X@P)\*%*_$h!

Comment by Paul Draper on October 16, 2017 at 6:59pm
Probably shouldn't post your password here haha!
Comment by Tom Berghan on October 16, 2017 at 7:23pm
Maybe so Stumelia! You might be right! I’m certainly not an etymologist, I just know that the small ones we grew up with in the later half of the 20th century are “tambourines” ... but I also know that in Italy today they play very large diameter frame drums with jingles (like the one Mark owns) and they call them Tamburello. Meanwhile ... I love Mark’s recordings and he plays his large frame drum (with jingles) really well!

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