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GAVAL (TAMBOURINE)

GAVAL (TAMBOURINE)

The gaval is differed from the rest percussion instruments as drum and round percussion instruments just for its big size. It is also distinguished for its delicacy and the rings fastened inside. It seems that this percussion instrument is the improved form of the drum and circle. The rhythmic melody of gaval rises wave by wave and rejoices the mood of people. It is a fact that gaval mainly is used by singers, and its form is round and looks like a sieve. Usually it is prepared from the oak, apricot, and other trees. One face of the round ring is covered with leather, and metal bells are fastened inside it. As other percussion instruments, while playing the gaval also it is heated a little because of being tight and sounding well.

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