If you are a music lover who loves experimenting and exploring music of different parts of the world, try the enthralling jingles of riq. Riq is
an Arabian instrument that is equally used in contemporary, folks and classical music in all the countries of Middle East. Before you plan to
buy riq, have a fair idea about this traditional musical instrument of Arabia.
Quite similar to a tambourine, riq was traditionally made of wooden frame and animal fresh. But in modern time, you will find riq made
of other materials too, such as metal. A riq consists of a frame that has jingles attached to it and translucent heads made of
synthetic materials. The jingles make the most important part of a riq. So when you plan to buy a riq, make sure that the jingles are
made of strong materials that produce good sound when swinged.
The size of a riq varies in different countries such as in Egypt you will find riq that are 20cm wide but in Iraq the size of a riq is slightly
larger. This musical instrument is played by striking on the membrane and shaking the jingles in alternative.
Buying a Riq
If you are planning to buy riq, you will get a variety in the market worldwide. But as riq is a Middle East musical instrument, it is best
found in the markets of Arab, Cairo, Iraq etc. if you are a professional music player who needs and knows the best riq available, it is
suggested that you buy riq from a professional online shop such as our Arab instruments website.
Even in Middle East market, the cost of a good and traditional riq is quite high. For hobbyists who are willing to buy riq to try out his passion for
music, there are a lot of online portals that can help you choose the right one for you.
We have a unique collection of professional instruments such as Oud, which are selectively imported from their countries of origin.All of our Oud instruments are handmade, usually using traditional methods passed for generations from father to son. We invest a lot of effort to allocate those ouds, which sometime are found at small workshops in distant villages. Our ouds can be used for advanced and beginner Oud players and we trying to attach a movie sound to every Oud we are selling in our unique oud store.