Pandeiro is considered by many the Brazilian national music instrument. A short-shell frame drum with jingles, this quite ...
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Pandeiro is considered by many the Brazilian national music instrument. A short-shell frame drum with jingles, this quite sophisticated instrument allows the player a number of different sounds. Pandeiro playing involves both hands: the one holds the instrument firmly, possibly giving it a swinging movement, while the other hits it in various distinctive ways. Hitting the the outer part of the head with the thumb gives a low note while slaps on the center of it produces a dry, loud impact. As for the jingles, they add a crisp touch to the instrument’s overall range.
The pandeiro is played throughout Brazil in various types of music: Samba, choro, forró, “regional”… A good pandeiro player is supposed to be able to imitate all sounds of a drum band (from very low to very high-pitched)
This model is equipped with a prismatic head (double skin with prism), specially made for modern samba (“pagode”). Its affordable price makes it an ideal product for beginners.
Shell: wood / synthetic material
6 tension rods
5 jingles (platinelas)
Delivered with a tuning/tension spanner