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The Riq is an instrument similar to the tambourine which is used in middle eastern ensembles to “conduct” the music.
Spelt Riqq or Rik, or written in Arabic as ریق. It is also known as a Tef in Turkish music and as Daf in Iran.
The Riq is an important instrument throughout the Arab speaking world, as well as countries such as Greece.
Holding the Riq is a little tricky in the beginning. You open your left hand and place the instrument between your thumb and index finger. The thumb is placed on the back of one jingle pair, and the index finger holds the drum at the edge of the skin. It is not a question of force but of balance.