Joko’s Tambourine

Everybody knows the Tambourine but did you know that there are many different cultures that play this instrument in their totally own way? Did you know that it is one of the most popular types of drums in the world, common to many cultures? Come and discover the Tambourines of the world with Joko’s Tambourine.

Our app is like putting a tiny music studio in the palm of your hand. Our sound bank lets you select from three types of Tambourines; the South Indian Kanjira, the Arabic Riq and the Brazilian Pandeiro. You can learn rhythms from all of these cultures through fun video games. Our specially designed music challenge system builds your skills gradually while Joko gives you feedback as you earn points and badges. You can learn at your own pace and each game builds on the next until you’re playing funky rhythms like a professional.

Our app mimics playing the real instrument. It lets you hear the tonal changes as you hit the tambourine on the edge, inner rim or the center but with bright colors to guide you. Shake the device or tap it’s jingles and it sounds just like you’re rattling a tambourine. However, instead of giving those around you a headache you can use headphones or speaker control.

  • 16 languages

    Joko’s Tambourine is one of the first apps available in 16 different languages.

  • Play different tambourines

    Joko’s Tambourine gives the experience of playing instruments.

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The Instruments


Countries: Egypt, Syria and Iraq
The Riq is a type of tambourine used as a traditional instrument in Arabic music.
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.


Country: Brazil
The Pandeiro is a type of hand frame drum popular in Brazil. The Pandeiro is used in a number of Brazilian music forms, such as samba, choro, coco, and capoeira music. The Brazilian Pandeiro derives from the pandeireta or pandereta of Spain and Portugal.


Country: India
The kanjira, khanjira, khanjiri or ganjira, a South Indian frame drum, is an instrument of the tambourine family. It is normally played with the palm and fingers of the right hand, while the left hand supports the drum.

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