• 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.