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James Blades, Janet K. Page, Edmund A. Bowles, Anthony King, Mervyn McLean, Mary Riemer-Weller, Robert Anderson and James Holland

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(Fr. tambour; Ger. Trommel; It. tamburo; Port., Sp. tambor). A Membranophone (or occasionally an Idiophone), usually with a resonating cavity, sounded by percussion (more rarely by friction or plucking). It has been made in many varieties and has been known in almost every age and culture.

Reference Entry.  10133 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music

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