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Tabor Drums

Tabor drums are a portable snare drum played with one hand.

EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 12-Inch ( TB12 ) EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 12-Inch
Two goat skin heads tied to a wooden frame with hemp rope. A hemp snare is tied to one head. The Playing surface is about 11.5". The drum is about 4.5" deep. Each drum is shipped with a playing sticks. This is an historic reproduction designed by The Early Music Shop of Bradford, England. Made in Pakistan. (Out of Stock)
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EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 14-Inch ( TB14 ) EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 14-Inch
Two goat skin heads tied to a wooden frame with hemp rope. A hemp snare is tied to one head. The Playing surface is about 13". The drum is about 4.5" deep. Each drum is shipped with a playing sticks. This is an historic reproduction designed by The Early Music Shop of Bradford, England. Made in Pakistan. (Out of Stock)
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EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 9-Inch ( TB09 ) EMS Tabor Drum with Sticks 9-Inch
Two goat skin heads tied to a wooden frame with hemp rope. A hemp snare is tied to one head. The Playing surface is about 81.5". The drum is about 4.5" deep. Each drum is shipped with a playing sticks. This is an historic reproduction designed by The Early Music Shop of Bradford, England. Made in Pakistan. (Out of Stock)
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Roosebeck Tabor Drum with Sticks 10-Inch ( TB10 ) Roosebeck Tabor Drum with Sticks 10-Inch
Red, white, and blue two-headed drum. Includes sticks. Two goat skin heads are mounted with wooden rings on a wooden frame with rope and tuning rings. The Red, White and Blue colors add to the Colonial feel of this drum. Made in Pakistan. (Out of Stock)
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The English word "tabor" is derived from the Latin word for drum. The thin shell of the tabor looks like a frame drum shell with two heads. The shell is traditionally tin so the light weight instrument could be carried, and played, for long periods of time. The heads are usually rope tuned with a snare on one side. Players usually hang the drum from the forearm while using one stick to strike the snared head. The tabor is suspended by a strap from the forearm, somewhere between the elbow and wrist. It has a pitch range of approximately an octave, and should never be played on a drum stand because the vibrations get absorbed or muffled.

Considered the ancestor of the modern snare drum, the Tabor Drum (pronounced "tay-bur") was first found in Medieval Europe around 1300. In the Middle Ages the tabor was often played in unison with a three-holed pipe flute. Modern European folk music continues the tradition to this day, and the tabor drum is still used in the various pipe-and-tabor traditions of Europe.

The thin shell of the tabor, looks like a frame drum shell with two heads. The shell is traditionally tin so the light weight instrument could be carried, and played, for long periods of time. Players usually hang the drum from the forearm while using one stick to strike the head. The tabor is suspended by a strap from the forearm, somewhere between the elbow and wrist. They should never be played on a drum stand; which would muffle the sound. Today Tabors have a variety of names that reflect the cultures that play them as well as the different sizes of drum.

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