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Tamburello / Medium with Paolo Rossetti Murittu

Tamburello Medium with Paolo Rossetti Murittu


This course is part of Tamburi 5-Days
from 30.07. to 03.08.2018

On Monday 30.07.: 09.00 h - Welcome and introduction of the lecturers
09.30 - 13.00 h - Lessons with RPaolo
13.00 - 15.00 h - Break (for lunch)
15.00 - 16.15 h - Tutti-Program (Lectures, Clinics,...) - Monday to Thursday!

On Friday, the 3rd of August from 10-13 o´clock., a joint performance of all the workshop groups will take place.




daily  09.30 - 13.00 h

Location: E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany

Paolo Rossetti Murittu (Italy)

Instruments: Tamburello, Tammorra and other Frame Drums

This course with Paolo Rossetti is a journey into the world of Italian frame drums. We will learn about the multifaceted aspects in the practice of tamburello, tammorra, tammurro and tacchiolette (castanets) and furthermore about about the way how to apply this in traditional, classic and Early music repertoires.



In the first part of the course, Paolo will show the basic techniques of traditional Italian music (triplett, duina), as well as some patterns of Italian folk songs. The course is an excursion into the matter of Italian percussions setup, ranging from its origins up to modern music.

In the second part of the course, the Italian rhythms and beats we practiced before now will be applied in an ensemble and played with different frame drums. New modern ways and beats for tamburello and tammorra will also be showed.

TAMBURELLO FOR CLASSICAL/EARLY REPERTOIRES: In the second part of the course will be introduced some special techniques for tamburello, tacchiolette (castanets) and frame drums, dedicated to classical musicians. Arrangements, techniques and approaches for Follias, Chaconne, Pavane, Gavotte , Piva and early Middle Ages and baroque repertoires.

Based on the focus of the first part, the topics will be as follows:

  • Tamburello: saltarello, pizzica, tarantella
  • Tammorra: techniques on the tammorra and a short introduction into the vast repertoire of the music around the vulcan Vesuvius.
  • Tammurro: New and mixed techniques on the tammurro and a description of the old techniques and the big maestros, as well as my personal approach in playing this special frame drum.
  • Tacchiolette: introduction to the medieval Italian idiophone. 
  • The voice: we will create a special choir of Italian folksongs.

The topic, " tamburello Murittu“ will be treated as follows:

  • Tamburello: la tarantella moderna and modern playing techniques for accompaniment of dance or vocals. The use of Tamburello in modern percussion setups.
  • TAMBURELLO FOR CLASSICAL/EARLY REPERTOIRES: modern beats and techniques for classical arrangements: tamburello, tammorra and castanets.
  • Italian rhythms and arrangements for a frame drum ensemble.
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Level: Medium = good  experience in tamburello playing


Please note:

    The Frame Drum Academy offers agian two days workshops with various lecturers, that can be booked additionally. The courses take place from 16.30-18.00 pm. The schedule of the extra workshops is aligned to the other courses, which might be relevant for the participants of the 2, 5 or 7 days courses, in order to enable them to join these workshops after their regular course program. Even though, these extra workshops for two days can also be booked separately and independently from the festival program. Read more - CLICK HERE!
  • Course fee for one workshop (2 days): 45.-€
  • If you would like to visit the evening concert, you might get a reduced ticket price on the days you booked a course. Because the concerts are often sold out, we recommend you to reserve your ticket in advance!

  • If you are looking for a cheap lunch, we recommend you the new E-Werk restaurant „FLUXUS“.

  • If you have any further questions, please contact us at

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