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Tabor

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Definition and Description of the Tabor
Definition and description of the Tabor: The Tabor can be described as a small snare drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person. Description: A small drum with a high, narrow body and small drum-heads which was originally made of animal skin. Creating an indefinite pitch and struck with drumsticks.

Also referred to as a tabour, tabret and taber. The word 'tabor' is an English variant of a Latin-derived word meaning "drum".

Family of Instruments: The Tabor belongs to the family of Percussion instruments.

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