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Riq and Taar

The riq (also spelled riqq or rik) is a type of tambourine used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music. It is an important instrument in both folk and classical music throughout the Arabic-speaking world. It traditionally has a wooden frame (although in the modern era it may also be made of metal), jingles, and a thin, translucent head made of fish or goat skin (or, more recently, a synthetic material).

The player alternates between striking the membrane and shaking the jingles, and his need for freedom of movement necessitates that he stand up. Students of the instrument are required to master the technical problems imposed by the timbre of the membrane and the jingles, both separately and in combination; aside from developing a virtuoso technique they also need to learn the many rhythmic cycles and the techniques of modifying them through creative invention.

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  1. $49.17


    This riqq is one of the best seller of Egyptian manufacturer Gaharet El Fan.
    This riqq disposes of ten pairs of small cymbals high quality. It comes with a Gawharet El Fan skin on top, providing a clear sound. A good choice and value for money for all the beginners.

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  2. $137.67


    This riqq 24cm disposes of ten pairs of small cymbals high quality. It comes with a Power Beat professional skin on top that accentuates her "tak", while providing a clear sound.
    If you look for a professional Arabic riq and if you appreciate its oriental authentic style, this professional model is made for you.

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  3. $137.67


    This riqq 24cm disposes of ten pairs of small cymbals high quality. It comes with a Power Beat professional skin on top that accentuates her "tak", while providing a clear sound.
    If you look for a professional Arabic riq and if you appreciate its oriental authentic style, this professional model is made for you.

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  4. $245.83

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Gawharet El Fan. It is completely made of high quality wood, painted in black with small cristal inlays.

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  5. $344.17

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Studio Arabi. It is the first riq fully covered with blue pearl with amazing reflects. It has the highest quality of fish skin from Upper Egypt for a very warm and authentic sound. Delivered with a very padded bag.

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  6. $344.17

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Studio Arabi. It is the first riq fully covered with blue pearl with amazing reflects. It has the highest quality of fish skin from Upper Egypt for a very warm and authentic sound. Delivered with a very padded bag.

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  7. $344.17

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Studio Arabi. It is the first riq fully covered with blue pearl with amazing reflects. It has the highest quality of fish skin from Upper Egypt for a very warm and authentic sound. Delivered with a very padded bag.

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  8. $344.17

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Studio Arabi. It is the first riq fully covered with blue pearl with amazing reflects. It has the highest quality of fish skin from Upper Egypt for a very warm and authentic sound. Delivered with a very padded bag.

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  9. $344.17

    This riqq was manufactured by Egyptian manufacturer Studio Arabi. It is the first riq fully covered with blue pearl with amazing reflects. It has the highest quality of fish skin from Upper Egypt for a very warm and authentic sound. Delivered with a very padded bag.

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  10. Regular Price: $757.17

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    Find for the very first time this Perfect Set of the most beautiful models in blue mother-of-pearl: 1 darbuka and 1 fish skin riq Studio Arabi. Make your Perfect Set by choosing your favourite models in our selection.

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