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date: 09 April 2020


  • Arvydas Karaška


Single-headed frame drum of Lithuania. The wooden frame is 4 to 5 cm deep, 5 mm thick, and 25 to 30 cm in diameter. The head is of dog- or goatskin, fastened with a tension-ring. The player holds the būgnelisin his left hand and beats it with the fingers and palm of the right hand, or with a wooden beater 16 to 19 cm long. The būgnelisof the tambourine type has three or four slits in the frame, each with two or three small bronze jingles. The instrument has been used by Lithuanian folk-music groups since the middle of the 19th century. Nowadays, it is widely used in village bands. Similar instruments of neighbouring peoples are the Latvian ...

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