Percussion--How do you make a Tambourine sound?

• May 8, 2019 - 01:03

I'm trying to enter a part that sounds like a tambourine, but all it gives me as a sound is a single click. What do I need to do to get the characteristic shaking sound of a tambourine?


You can put a long note, like a whole note, and then add a stemmed tremolo to it. That will make the sound. Then, if you don't want that tremolo symbol to be visible, you can click the tremolo and uncheck the "visible" checkbox in the inspector.

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to make it sound like it's being shaken, use the tremolo 32nd or 16th through stem. If this is too separated you can put a pedal below the shake and make the pedal invisible to help make it sound like a constant shake.

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