- Movement to rhythm is ancient……… ancient instruments would have been percussive.
- Finger cymbals are used in celebrations and ceremonies.
- Finger cymbals were used in the bronze age.
- Used in middle eastern music, they are synonymous with belly dancing.
- Zills in Turkish and sagats in Arabic.
- They have various sounds depending on their metal content.
- Played with rings, claps or taps.
- Played with varying rhythmic patterns.
- Played by dancers as an accompanier to the music.