All About Bendir Drum

All About Bendir Drum


Bendir is composed of rhythm percussion instruments used in classical Turkish music. It is used in conjunction with the big ring, cash, and kudüm without rings. It can produce two different timbres with the paint on the inner surface of the skin simultaneously with the paint. Bendir is the unique form of the percussion instrument (especially Morocco and Algeria) known as a circle or a def in Classical Turkish music and especially the Mevlevi Turkish Sufi Music site. In addition to the Turkish Sufi Museums, the most used rhythm instrument was made in Turkish Folk Music. Standard The sound quality varies according to the pulley and material of the bendir. It is made of plastic or leather. Its width is usually 7 cms and its wood is made out of walnut. Its diameter is 46 cms even though it can be used up to 50 cms. The tone of the pulley changes as the screws in the pulleys are made of leather, but also for lighter-match when the leather is heated for 2 minutes, better quality sound is obtained.


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What is the Bendir Drum?

The bendir is a wooden-framed frame drum of North America and Southwest Asia. The bendir is a traditional instrument that is played throughout North Africa, as well as in Sufi ceremonies; it was played, too, in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In Turkish, the word bendir means "a big hand frame drum". The bendir often has a snare that is usually made of gut and stretched across the head, which gives the tone a buzzing quality when the drum is struck with the fingers or palm. The drum is played in a vertical position. One holds the drum by looping the thumb of the non-dominant hand through a hole in the frame. Similar frame drums include the tar of Egypt and the bodhran of Ireland. Unlike the bendir, the tar does not have a snare on the back of the frame, and the bodhrán is played with a beater.

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How to play Bendir Drum

Before playing the bendir drum, you must determine which hand you are dominant in while playing the Bendir. You put your non-dominant hand under the bendir, holding the instrument in your hand. You curl your thumb up inside the bendir and that is how to hold the bendir. It can be quite heavy for some to hold with one hand, you can pick lighter bendir. It should stand right in front of your shoulder, parallel to your body. To get a sound out of your Bendir drum is quite easy as all you have to do is hit the drum. To get more information on how to play the bendir, visit our site.




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Families of Sting Instruments (Percussion Instruments)

Percussion instruments such as the bendir drum can be used to make sounds by hitting, rubbing, or rubbing it with a drumstick, hand, or other similar instruments. Most people believe that percussion instruments are the oldest type of instrument after the human voice.


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Percussion instruments are used to establish a rhythm structure in music. Rhythm structures in modern music are performed with some percussion instruments.

Percussion instruments can be categorized in a lot of ways as they all have different places in music and music theory. In modern music, it has been categorized by how one can get the sound of the instrument. The categories are as follows:

  • Idiophones
  • Membranophones
  • Chordophone
  • Aerophone
  • Electrophone


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  • Gencer

    I found good information about bendir. Thank you.

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